Universal Pictures has attached Ron Howard to direct The Parsifal Mosaic, an adaptation of the espionage thriller by “The Bourne Identity” author Robert Ludlum, reports Variety.
David Self will adapt the Ludlum novel about a CIA operative who thinks he witnessed the execution of his lover after she was identified as a KGB double agent.
Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer will produce with Captivate Entertainment partners Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith. Imagine’s David Bernardi will be executive producer.
Universal is separately developing a fourth “Bourne” installment with director Paul Greengrass and The Sigma Protocol, an adaptation of yet another Ludlum thriller.