MGM has found itself a director for “I Am Pilgrim” and it’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” helmer Matthew Vaughn.
The word comes via Deadline — “I Am Pilgrim” is a spy thriller based on a best-selling Terry Hayes novel of the same name. Hayes adapted the book for the screen himself and Vaughn will co-finance and produce through his Marv Films banner.
Here is a brief description of the book from Amazon:
“A breakneck race against time…and an implacable enemy. An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard.Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity. One path links them all, and only one man can make the journey. Pilgrim.”
According to Deadline, MGM is penciling in production for next year — and it is not hard to see why. Vaughn left his mark on the spy genre earlier this year with “Kingsman.” The film was a hit both critically and commercially, it accumulated a 75% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and grossed over $400 million worldwide.
There is no current release date set for “I Am Pilgrim.” Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.