James Gray (We Own the Night) has signed on to direct The Gray Man for New Regency, reports Deadline.
Based on the book series by Mark Greaney, The Gray Man is the first entry in a series of novels featuring the protagonist Court Gentry, a former CIA operative turned assassin-for-hire. The official description of the first book is as follows:
Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man-a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness.
Now, he is going to prove that for him, there’s no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.
The second book in the series, “On Target” was released last September with a third, as-of-yet untitled novel planned for this year.
The film adaptation, meanwhile, is moving forward with a script by Adam Cozad (the upcoming Jack Ryan reboot), though the article states that Gray could tackle another project before beginning production on The Gray Man.