Eric Bana is tipped to play the lead character of Nick Stone in “Echelon”, a film adaptation of Andy McNab’s espionage novel “Firewall” for Hyde Park Entertainment and Imagenation Abu Dhabi reports Pajiba.
In the book, the third of a series of twelve starring the character, Stone is an ex-SAS officer turned freelance intelligence officer who works on risky deniable operations for cash.
Hired to kidnap a Russian mafia warlord and deliver him to St. Petersburg, he soon finds himself raiding a house in the cold wastes of Estonia where Russia has launched an online offensive to tap into the West’s military secrets – secrets the Russians, the Americans, the Brits and rival mafia gangs all want to get their hands on.
Bonnie Timmerman and Ashok Amritraj will produce with McNab and John Connor who penned the script. No production has yet been scheduled as producers have not yet locked in a director.