French filmmaker Pierre Morel ("Taken") is in negotiations to direct Sean Penn in the action thriller "Prone Gunman" at Silver Pictures and Studio Canal.
Based on the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette, the story centers on an international operative named Martin Terrier (Penn) who is betrayed by his own organization. He ends up on the run in a relentless game of cat-and-mouse across Europe.
Peter Travis adapted the script, while Joel Silver and Andrew Rona will produce. Shooting aims to kick off in the Spring.
Source: Heat Vision