Warner Bros. recently purchased the feature film rights to a series of bestselling novels from Brad Thor that tells the story of a character named Scot Harvath. The studio is hoping the first book, titled The Lions of Lucerne, will be the first movie in a potential film franchise. There are nine novels in the series.
Harvath is a secret service agent and former Navy SEAL, and The Lions of Lucerne features the character racing against time when the President is kidnapped and held for ransom. As his investigation begins, Harvath soon finds himself framed for the murder of fellow agents and on the run from his own government as well.
I've never read any of these novels, but the premise doesn't sound like anything that original. The president loves to get kidnapped in the movies. But then maybe Harvath is one hell of a badass character! It will be interesting to see who they bring in to direct and star in the film.
Other Harvath novels include Path of the Assassin, State of the Union, Blowback, Takedown, The First Commandment, The Last Patriot, The Apostle, and Foreign Influence.
In addition to the Harvath series, the studio deal also includes a upcoming spinoff novel called The Athena Project, which focuses on an all-female team of black ops agents.
You can bet they'll want Angelina Jolie to head up that all-female team of black ops agents.
Here's the official description of the book:
On the snow-covered slopes of Utah, the unthinkable has happened: the President of the United States has been kidnapped, and his Secret Service detail massacred. Only one agent has survived -- ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath. He doesn't buy the official line that Middle Eastern terrorists are responsible, and begins his own campaign to find the truth -- and exact revenge. But his search makes him a marked man by the sinister cabal behind the attack.
Framed for murder by the conspirators, Harvath goes on the run, taking the fight to the towering mountains of Switzerland. There, he finds an unlikely ally: the beautiful Claudia Mueller of the Swiss Federal Attorney's Office. Together they must brave the subzero temperatures and sheer heights of treacherous Mount Pilatus -- and their only chance for survival is to enter the den of the most lethal team of professional killers the world has ever known....
What do you all think about this book series being brought to the big screen?