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A Robert Ludlum Franchise ('The Janson Directive') May Be in Dwayne Johnson's Future

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by Tambay A. Obenson
July 9, 2014 1:32 PM
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Dwayne Johnson

The hardest working man in show-business continues to maintain that title, as he's is in talks to bring author Robert Ludlum's novel "The Janson Directive" to the big screen.

The Janson Directive

Dwayne Johnson, assuming an agreement is reached, will take on the role of an ex-Navy Seal and covert operations specialist who finds himself at the center of a termination plot after a rescue mission goes horribly wrong.

The project is currently set up at Universal Pictures, although no writer nor director is attached to it yet.

The studio is reportedly eager to turn the movie adaptation into a franchise, just like Ludlum's "Bourne" series.

Up next for Mr Johnson is "Hercules," which hits theaters on July 25.

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  • D.C. Kirkwood | July 10, 2014 11:43 AMReply

    Interesting!! I just checked this book out at the library and it pretty thick 545 pages long. It will be interesting to see how the film compares to the book. In the book there is a billionaire that's kidnapped. They should cast someone like Morgan Freeman or Robert Redford to play opposite Dwayne Johnson as the kidnapped billionaire. I think Universal will easily have a hit on their hands with this one. I can definitely see this turning into a franchise led by Dwayne. It's about time. I look forward to seeing how this turns out.

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