MGM has closed a deal for “The Lost City of Z” director James Gray to helm a film adaptation of Terry Hayes’ espionage novel trilogy “I Am Pilgrim”.
Pilgrim is the code name for a man who doesn’t exist. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he once headed a secret U.S. espionage unit. Now in anonymous retirement, he is called upon to lend his expertise to an unusual investigation but ultimately is caught in a race-against-time to save America from oblivion.
Hayes himself is adapting the script while Lloyd Braun is producing. Hayes’ film credits include “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior,” “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome,” “Payback” and “Dead Calm,” along with the George Miller produced mini-series like “Bangkok Hilton,” “The Dirtwater Dynasty,” “Bodyline” and “The Dismissal”.
The plan is for Gray to make this his next film after the Brad Pitt-led sci-fi epic “Ad Astra” as New Regency and Fox.