According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures has hired Jonathan Jakubowicz to write and direct the big-screen adaptation of Robert Ludlum's The Sigma Protocol. Paul L. Sandberg is producing.

Protocol centers on an American economist who becomes the target of professional assassins. When a U.S. intelligence agent investigating his case finds herself discredited, the two end up on the run and uncover a vast multinational conspiracy manipulating the global economy and world events. The book was one of the last books written by Ludlum. Henry Morrison and Jeffrey Weiner will executive produce.