'Game of Thrones' Director Brian Kirk to Helm 'Osterman Weekend'
Though plans to have the "Game of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire" director take on the sequel to Thor fell through, Brian Kirk has found another film project instead. Deadline has word that Kirk is in talks to direct The Osterman Weekend, based on Robert Ludlum's conspiracy thriller novel of the same name. Robert Schwentke (RED) was circling the project before, but now Kirk will adapt the book for Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment. However, this won't be the first time the book has seen big screen action as Sam Peckinpah previously turned the book into a film back in 1983 with Rutger Hauer and John Hurt. Read on!
The story follows a man name John Tanner who, whilst enjoying a getaway with some friends, learns from a reporter that his buddies aren't who they seem. But it's not until the reporter turns up dead that Tanner finds himself paranoid, on the run and fighting to stay alive as people he once trusted seem to be out to kill him. Sounds like the exact kind of thriller we've come to expect from Ludlum, and knowing what great work Kirk has turned in for series like "Luther" and "Luck" recently, this sounds like perfect material for him to tackle as his first feature film since the 2007 TV movie My Boy Jack with Daniel Radcliffe.