Greengrass To Direct “Fear Index” Adaptation

Back in June author Robert Harris, whose books have been turned into films and TV movies like “The Ghost Writer,” “Enigma” and “Fatherland”, signed a deal with Fox 2000 for the film rights to his upcoming novel “The Fear Index”.

Now, Harris confirms to The Telegraph (via Bleeding Cool) that Paul Greengrass (“The Bourne Ultimatum”) has signed on to direct the project.

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.

Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark and Jenno Topping will produce the film, no word yet as to a production schedule.