Turner Adapting Clarke’s “Scorpion’s Gate”

Sheldon Turner is tipped to adapt Richard Clarke’s novel “The Scorpion’s Gate” into an action-thriller feature at Sony Pictures says Variety.

In the realistic geopolitical thriller, Saudi Arabia falls to a regime potentially hostile to the U.S. and is on the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons.

A high-ranking American intelligence analyst, a British intelligence agent and a rogue general move to prevent a bellicose defense secretary from plunging the planet into war.

Jennifer Klein will produce. Klein and Turner are developing “Everest” which Doug Liman is slated to direct.