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.

Brian B.