Hyde Park has picked up rights to British author Andy McNab's Nick Stone espionage novels with plans to turn the series into a potential franchise, according to Variety.

The first pic Echelon is based on McNab's novel "Firewall" and is the third of 12 books in the series.

In Echelon, soldier of fortune Nick Stone, paired with a street-smart female cryptographer, is hired to infiltrate a computer facility poised to breach a secret global surveillance system.

McNab and John Connor penned the script.

No production date has been set.