James Cameron's production company, Lightstorm Entertainment, has acquired the film rights to The Informationist, a thriller by Taylor Stevens, for which he intends to direct.
"This is one of the most cinematic books I've ever read," said Jon Landau, Cameron's producing partner. "And it's got all the classic Jim Cameron elements — a female protagonist who is smart, physically adept and skilled, great action, an unexpected love story."
No screenwriter or other production details were released.
Stevens's second book in the series, The Innocent, was published late last year. The third, The Doll, has a scheduled June 2013 publication date.
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A Vanessa "Michael" Munroe Mystery
Vanessa “Michael” Munroe deals in information — expensive information — working for corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise. Born to missionary parents in lawless central Africa, Munroe took up with an infamous gunrunner and his mercenary crew when she was just fourteen. As his protégé, she earned the respect of the jungle's most dangerous men, cultivating her own reputation for years until something sent her running. After almost a decade building a new life and lucrative career from her home base in Dallas, she's never looked back.
A Texas oil billionaire has hired her to find his daughter who vanished in Africa four years ago. It's not her usual line of work, but she can't resist the challenge. Pulled deep into the mystery of the missing girl, Munroe finds herself back in the lands of her childhood, betrayed, cut off from civilization, and left for dead. If she has any hope of escaping the jungle and the demons that drive her, she must come face-to-face with the past that she's tried for so long to forget.
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