Currently filming a remake of MGM’s “The Magnificent Seven” with Denzel Washington, director Antoine Fuqua is in early talks with The Weinstein Company to direct and executive produce what will be an adaptation of bestselling Nick Stone novel series by British author Andy McNab.
McNab is the author of a number of action thrillers (he’s written 16 volumes total). His Nick Stone franchise is based on an ex-SAS soldier working on deniable operations for British intelligence. The series draws extensively on McNab’s own real-life experiences and knowledge of Special Forces soldiering (he’s a former Special Air Service sergeant himself who was honored with the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
Fuqua is in talks to direct the pilot and be an executive producer.
The Weinstein Company will develop the property for TV.
Deadline was first to report the news.