(FROM VARIETY) — CBS Films, in its first big acquisition since starting up last year, has snapped up rights to a series of bestselling novels by Vince Flynn and will build a franchise around his CIA operative character Mitch Rapp. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, the upcoming G.I. Joe) and Nick Wechsler (the upcoming adaptations of The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Road) have signed on to produce. In Flynn’s novels, Rapp (protagonist of such novels as Transfer of Power and Protect and Defend) has fought Islamic terrorists, Iraqis, and more. (Variety”])
Posted February 15 2008 — 12:00 AM EST
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