Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to a new upcoming novel called Gideon's Sword. Wasn't it nice of the studio to make spend well over a million dollars on the rights so that Michael Bay could produce the film and bring it to the big screen?
Gideon's Sword is the first novel in a series of books called the Gideon Crew, and it was written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The book will be released next February, but no synopsis or logline has been released. What we do know is that the story is a spin off from the authors popular Agent Pendergast series, which focuses on investigator Gideon Crew, described by Grand Central Publishing Executive Editor Jaime Levine as, "...a brash, young upstart who deserves his own series."
This will be Bay's second book-to-film deal in year, he also landed the the James Frey novel I Am Number Four, which Bay is producing through DreamWorks. Wasn't that nice of DreamWorks to buy Bay a book as well? That film adaptation is being directed by D.J. Caruso and stars Timothy Olyphant.
While Bay is producing these movies, I am actually looking forward to the day when he directs another film other than these Transformers films. As far as this new Gideon's Sowrd film... I have no idea what to expect.