October 3, 2013 Fox has picked up the movie rights to Who is Jake Ellis?, an espionage comic published by Image with Harry Potter helmer David Yates attached to direct.
Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin is producing.
Described as having elements of Bourne, Memento and Fight Club, the story follows Jon Moore, a former CIA analyst and mercenary spy on the run, protected only by the mysterious title character “Jake Ellis,” a man seemingly invisible to everyone except Jon, but who has a unique knowledge of tradecraft that Jon desperately needs.
The comic, written by Nathan Edmonson and drawn by Tonci Zonjic, was followed by sequel, Where Is Jake Ellis?
The project is now out to writers.
David Ready brought the project into Chernin and will oversee for the Fox-based banner. Jason Young brought it into Fox and will shepherd for the studio.
Ford Lytle Gilmore will exec produce.
Courtesy of: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/fox-picks-up-who-is-642585