Although it still looks like he’s still planning on making Tarzan his next big screen project, four-time Harry Potter director David Yates has today signed on to helm Who Is Jake Ellis?, according to a story at The Hollywood Reporter. The film will be based on the Image comic book of the same name. Written by Nathan Edmonson and illustrated by Tonci Zonjic, the book is officially described as follows:
Jon Moore is the most sought after spy-for-hire in Europe’s criminal world. This is because of Jake Ellis, a psychic man who is invisible to everyone except Moore. When a deal goes bad, the only one who can protect Moore from Europe’s most dangerous criminals is Jake Ellis. No one but Moore can see Jake Ellis. But Jake Ellis can see everything.
The Eisner-nominated miniseries ran for five issues in 2011 and was followed by a sequel series, “Where Is Jake Ellis?,” in 2012.
Set up at 20th Century Fox, Who Is Jake Ellis? will be produced by Peter Chernin with Ford Lytle Gilmore executive producing.