Washington, June 3 : 'Iron Man' co-writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway have signed on to pen the big-screen adaptation of Robert Ludlum's 'The Sigma Protocol' for Universal.
The film focuses on an American economist who becomes the target of professional assassins, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
When a U.S. intelligence agent investigating his case finds herself discredited, the two end up on the run and uncover a multinational conspiracy manipulating the global economy and world events.
The book was one of the last books written by Ludlum, who is the creator of the studio's ultra-successful 'Bourne' franchise.
The project was set up at the studio several years ago, and at one point had Jonathan Jakubowicz on board to write and direct.
Paul Sandberg and Strike Entertainment's Marc Abraham and Eric Newman are producing.
Scott Bernstein and David Ortiz are overseeing for the studio.