According to Variety Universal Pictures has picked Pierre Morel (Taken) to direct Pursuit.

This film will look at the early career of Jason Howe. He was a conflict photographer who started a relationship with a woman while he was in Colombia. Later, he finds out that she's an assassin.

The life rights of Howe have been picked up for this project.

"Aside from the d.p. and camerawork, I have been shooting still photography since I was a kid and have been fascinated by the reportage in war zones," stated Morel. "If I'd been courageous enough, I might have done that myself. There is the sentimental side of a man in love, and a journalist trying not to become involved in the story he is covering."

Currently, Morel said that he and Luc Besson "are taking their time" trying to put together a sequel to Taken.