Universal is moving forward with an adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Directive, Deadline.com reports. Screenwriter John Hlavin (Underworld Awakening) has been hired to adapt the novel, published a year after the Bourne scribe’s 2001 death, which tells the story of a covert operative whose efforts to rescue a kidnapped billionaire go horribly awry, leaving him targeted for termination. Ben Smith and Jeffrey Weiner will produce through their Captivate Entertainment banner.
The next installment in the Bourne saga, The Bourne Legacy, opens August 3, 2012. Click below for more images of Bourne Legacy star Jeremy Renner: