‘Game of Thrones’ Director Brian Kirk Adapting Robert Ludlum’s ‘The Osterman Weekend’

Despite losing the opportunity to call the shots on Thor 2, acclaimed veteran television director Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones) has kept busy lining up other jobs in the meantime. Recently he signed on to direct a new film adaptation of Robert Ludlum‘s 1972 suspense novel The Osterman Weekend, from a screenplay by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: The Last Stand) and Jesse Wigutow (It Runs in the Family).

The plot of the film, according to The Playlist, “centers on John Tanner, who is told by a reporter that his friends aren’t who they say they are. The reporter then turns up dead, forcing John to go on the run and figure out the conspiracy before he winds up dead himself.” Robert Schwentke (RED) was originally slated to direct the film back in 2010, but left to make R.I.P.D. when the project stalled.

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