Olson Adapts Child’s One Shot

Josh Olson (“A History of Violence”) will adapt Lee Child’s thriller novel “One Shot” for Paramount Pictures reports the trades.

“One Shot” is part of a series of suspense novels about Jack Reacher, an ex-Army policeman. In this cse he seeks the truth behind a murder case in which an ex-infantry trained sniper is arrested for shooting five random victims.

Producing deals are still being worked out as the original submission for the project comes from a now Cruise/Wagner-employee.

Olson still has his revisionist version of the L. Frank Baum “Oz” books in development at Warner Bros. Pictures, and an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s short story “Until Gwen” which he will direct.