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.