Zhang Yimou To Helm Ludlum’s “Parsifal”

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