Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Andy Serkis' Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Revealed
Meet Supreme Leader Snoke. Well, sort of...
Exclusive Point Break Featurette
Meet the daredevils behind the movie's scenes
New Ant-Man Poster Dodges Bullets Online
Heroes don't get any bigger
Vin Diesel Teases New York As Fast & Furious 8's Main Locale
Big trouble in the Big Apple?
Saoirse Ronan And Dakota Fanning Vie For Fantastic Beasts
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off hunts a cast
Joe Wright May Jump Into The Lifeboat
He's in talks to direct Anne Hathaway in a novel adaptation
American Ultra Red Band Trailer Shoots Online
Jesse Eisenberg is a stone(r) cold killer
Sam Neill Finds The Hippopotamus
Roger Allam also starring in the film of Stephen Fry's novel
Fox Rounds Up An Urban Cowboy TV Remake
Bud and Sissy will mosey on to our smaller screens
Chris Pine Circles A Key Role In Wonder Woman
Warner Bros. has him in talks to be Steve Trevor
St. Paul's Explodes In New London Has Fallen Posters
Someone call Christopher Wren
Cop Car Trailer Joyrides Online
Jon Watts brings home the (Kevin) Bacon
Patricia Highsmith's Ripley Heads For TV
All five novels to get serial treatment
Woody Harrelson And Laura Dern To Meet Wilson
Co-starring in the Daniel Clowes comic adaptation
Jackie Earle Haley Joins Birth Of A Nation
Playing a slave patrol captain in Nate Parker's drama
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
13 April 2015
Sony Now Looking To Build Ron Howard's Dark Tower
For a movie and a TV series
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
In The Heart Of The Sea
08 January 2016
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Rush (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Flowers Of War (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Dilemma (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Angels And Demons (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Frost/Nixon (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Zhang Yimou Wants To Unearth The Parsifal Mosiac
He's in talks for the Robert Ludlum adaptation

13 February 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Zhang-Yimou-Wants-To-Unearth-The-Parsifal-Mosaic

The work of Robert Ludlum – most famously brought to the screen in the Bourne movies – continues to provide fodder for filmmakers. One such director is a surprising choice: Zhang Yimou, who is in negotiations to tackle The Parsifal Mosaic for Universal.

Mosaic, published in 1982 and optioned by the studio in 2009, has been adapted by Road To Perdition’s David Self, and continues Ludlum's line in troubled Cold Warriors. It follows Michael Havelock, a Czech émigré-turned-US intelligence agent who believes he's witnessed his girlfriend's assassination only to later glimpse her in a Rome train station. Havelock is tipped into a shady world of double-crossing and geopolitics, with 'Parsifal' the shady figure behind a nuclear blackmail scheme.

Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are producing the adaptation, which will most likely try to update the setting a little. The hunt is already on for a fresh pair of fingers for the keyboard to work with Yimou.

The director, known for dramas such as Raise The Red Lantern and martial arts action films including House Of Flying Daggers, is certainly able to handle this sort of material, and could bring a truly new eye to it. Here’s hoping this one works out. And if he doesn’t end up making it, perhaps he could cast his eye over one of the 76 other Ludlum books in development, including The Matarese Circle, The Janson Directive, The Sigma Protocol and The Ventricle Crankshaft. OK, we made one of those up, but we bet you can't guess which!


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Michael Fassbender X-Men: Days Of Future Past Image
Sideburns are back in
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)