CBS Consumer Products (a licensing arm of CBS films) have revealed on their site here that the first Vince Flynn Film Consent to Kill will get a Summer 2011 Theatrical Release.
CBS don’t give much more information regarding the film and the plot. They describe the Mitch Rapp series as
Based on Vince Flynn’s New York Times bestselling book series, the action-thriller movie franchise from CBS Films features CIA counterterrorism expert Mitch Rapp whose bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. His battles for peace and freedom have made him a hero to many, and an enemy to countless more.
Also they quote the interesting statistics that 11 “Mitch Rapp” books have been sold in the US alone and the books are distributed in 18 countries.
Lets cross our fingers that they stick to a Summer 2011 release and that we can soon enjoy Mitch Rapp on the Big Screen!!!
According to Variety Magazine CBS studios have signed Antonie Fuqua to direct the first Vince Flynn film which will be Consent to Kill.
Antoine Fuqua is best known for having directed Training Day.
Consent to Kill is an interesting first choice of book to turn into a film. It is not the first Mitch Rapp adventure so it is expected that screenwriter Jonathan Lenkin will make significant plot changes.
The orginal books teaser reads as…
For years, Mitch Rapp’s bold actions have saved the lives of thousands. He has killed with impunity, tortured to avert disaster, and shown he will do whatever it takes to win the War on Terror. He has become a hero to many – and an enemy to countless more. Now, the powerful father of a dead terrorist demands vengeance in its simplest form: an eye for an eye. He wants Rapp dead – and his hate-filled plea has found sympathetic ears. In the tangled world of espionage, there are those, even among America’s allies, who feel Rapp has grown too effective. They’ve been looking for a chance to eliminate America’s No 1 counterterrorism operative – and now their time has come. Rapp must use all his skill and ruthless determination to save himself before he can turn his fury on those who have dared betray him.
Check out the book on Amazon UK here
We’ll bring you more Film news when we hear it! The big question on everyone’s mind is who will play Mitch Rapp! Who do you think would be good? Leave a comment!