Millennium Films has secured the rights to an original action thriller, The Civilian, Deadline reports. A spec script, the project arrives from the screenwriting pair of Rachel Long and Brian Pittman and is likened to The Bourne Identity both in tone and in its aspirations to spawn a franchise.
The Civilian follows an American doctor who has his identity stolen by a top-level spy. To save himself, the man is forced to, in turns, take the identity of the spy and, with it, the man’s dangerous assignment.
Mark Gill will produce with Christine Crow, Boaz Davidson, Avi Lerner and Trevor Short executive producing.
The Civilian is being fast-tracked into production. While there’s currently no one attached to direct or star, expect that to change in the very near future.