Zhang Yimou To Helm Ludlum's "Parsifal"

By Garth Franklin Thursday February 13th 2014 08:35PM

Acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou ("Raise the Red Lantern," "Hero," "House of Flying Daggers") is in negotiations to direct his first major Hollywood studio feature.

Yimou will tackle a film adaptation of 'Bourne' author Robert Ludlum's 1982 novel "The Parsifal Mosaic" at Universal Pictures.

David Self penned the adaptation in which a U.S. intelligence agent witnesses the assassination of his lover, a KGB double agent.

When he later sees her alive in Rome, it begins a quest that leads him to unravel a conspiracy with a mole named Parsifal at the center.

A new writer is being sought to work with Zhang on a new draft. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are producing.

Source: Heat Vision