Filmmaker Ridley Scott is in early negotiations to direct “The Prisoner,” Universal’s film adaptation of the 1968 Patrick McGoohan-led and often surreal British TV series.
In the series The Prisoner (known only as Number Six) is a former government agent who abruptly resigns from his job and finds himself imprisoned in an idyllic yet bizarre seaside village isolated from the world.
He can’t escape because he knows too much, but that doesn’t stop others trying to capture him for his knowledge. What he wants is to keep them at bay and find a way to freedom.
William Monahan (“The Departed”) penned the most recent draft of the script which also had work done on it by Christopher McQuarrie. Numerous writers and actors are circling the project which Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark will produce.
Scott is prepping “Alien: Covenant” for Fox which he’ll shoot next, but he hasn’t set his next directorial job after that at this point.