Sony Pictures have picked up the screen rights to David Baldacci's upcoming fantasy novel "The Finisher". Matt Tolmach ("The Amazing Spider-Man) will produce.
The story follows the adventures of a determined young heroine named Vega Jane, who lives in an ordinary world with extraordinary secrets.
In other adaptation news, Fox has preemptively acquired the rights to the Michael Koryta thriller novel "Those Who Wish Me Dead". Garrett Basch & Steve Zaillian will produce.
The story revolves around a teenage murder witness lost in the Montana wilderness. With twin assassins hunting him, a survival expert tasked with protecting him, and a forest fire threatening to consume them.