Gabriel Allon Heading to the Big Screen

Posted: April 1, 2011 in Books, Movies
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Fantastic news. From the LA Times:

In the hunt for a new spy series, Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to Daniel Silva’s books about Gabriel Allon, a former Israeli intelligence operative turned art restorer. Jeff Zucker, who stepped down as NBC Universal CEO in January, has come on board to produce.

Allon has appeared in ten of Silva’s books, beginning with 2001’s “The Kill Artist” and continuing through the recent “The Rembrandt Affair.” The latest installment, “Portrait of a Spy,” will be published by Harper in July.

Universal has picked up rights to all past and future books in the series, which have an estimated 25 million books in print.

The books are terrific. If you haven’t read any of them, imagine if Jack Bauer worked for the Mossad. The fact that Daniel Silva will be involved with the movie as an executive producer hopefully means that the script will stay as true to his book as possible.

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