The Weinstein Co.'s Harvey Weinstein has set screenwriter Richard Regen to adapt the Jeff Abbott novel Panic, with Richard Shepard to direct.

Variety reports the Weinstein Co. bought rights last summer to the espionage thriller, which revolves around a documaker who's summoned home by his mother, only to find she's been slain, Dad is missing, and he's being shot at. As he unravels the mystery, he learns his whole life was a lie, his parents were agents, and even his girlfriend might be part of a conspiracy plot.