Chap Taylor to Write Gideon’s Sword

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Chap Taylor will write the Michael Bay-produced novel adaptation Gideon’s Sword for Paramount, reports Heat Vision.

Paramount recently announced their plans to adapt the upcoming novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Bay is said to be overseeing production, but no director has yet been announced.

The novel, planned for release in February 2011, spins off from the Preston and Child’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.