Michael Bay to Produce Gideon’s Sword


Paramount has purchased the rights to adapt the upcoming Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child novel Gideon’s Sword with Michael Bay planning to oversee production, according to Variety.

The novel, planned for release in February 2011, spins off from the pair’s popular Agent Pendergast series, focusing on investigator Gideon Crew, described by Grand Central Publishing Executive Editor Jaime Levine as, “…a brash, young upstart who deserves his own series.”

Specific plot details are withheld at this time, but the book is designed to launch a series that will run concurrently with future Pendergast volumes, the tenth of which, Fever Dream is scheduled for May 2011.

The very first book in the Pendergast series was adapted into the 1997 film The Relic.