James McTeigue Helming Bangkok 8

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Millennium Films has optioned Bangkok 8, the first in a three-book bestselling mystery series by John Burdett. V For Vendetta helmer James McTeigue is attached to direct.

In Bangkok 8, a detective with the Royal Thai Police Force tracks the murderers of his partner, and also a U.S. Marine. The trail leads through Bangkok’s drug and sex trade, and corrupt colleagues.

Burdett, who just published “Bangkok Haunts,” the third Thai-flavored novel in the series, lives in Bangkok and knows the terrain.

The intention is to adapt several of the books and shoot in Thailand.