Taken Director Morel Sets Up New Thriller

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Variety reports that Paramount Pictures has acquired an untitled Tokyo-set thriller that will be developed as a directing vehicle for Pierre Morel (Taken).

The story follows a CIA operative, stationed in Japan but on the verge of retirement, who is ordered to carry out a final mission. He finds himself caught in the middle of an international conspiracy.

Frank Baldwin is writing the script, and Alli Shearmur will produce.