Fox 2000 Opens “The Fear Index”

Fox 2000 and Chernin Entertainment have picked up the film rights to Robert Harris’ upcoming novel “The Fear Index” reports Deadline.

The story involves a scientist who figures out how to use a revolutionary system of computer algorithms to trade on the world’s financial markets, and his hedge fund reaps huge returns.

Late one night while he’s asleep with his wife in their house beside Lake Geneva, an intruder awakens them. Over the course of a day, the scientist needs to figure out who’s trying to destroy him as the world’s financial markets teeter on collapse.

Harris’ novel “The Ghost” became last year’s acclaimed thriller “The Ghost Writer”. Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark and Jenno Topping will produce.