According to Variety Universal Pictures has locked in Ron Howard to direct a film based on Robert Ludlum's book The Parsifal Mosaic. Ludlum is quite well known for The Bourne series of books which feature the popular spy Jason Bourne.

David Self will be adapting the novel which follows a CIA operative who believes he witnessed the execution of the woman he loves. The twist is she was fingered as a KGB double agent.

Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer will be producing.