Chap Taylor ("Changing Lanes") is set to pen a script adaptation of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's upcoming novel "Gideon's Sword" for Paramount Pictures says Heat Vision.
The first in a twelve book series, the story follows Gideon Crew who, two decades on, gets revenge for the brutal murder of his father. However a mysterious witness to the crime steps forward and offers Crew "the chance of a lifetime".
Michael Bay will produce the feature through his Bay Films. Preston and Child have published thirteen horror and techno-thriller themed New York Times bestsellers together over the past fifteen years including Brimstone, The Cabinet of Curiosities, Still Life with Crows, Cemetery Dance, Fever Dream, Riptide and Thunderhead. Their first collaboration, 1995's museum monster story "Relic", was adapted two years later by Paramount into 1997's "The Relic".