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Matthew Vaughn to direct I Am Pilgrim adaptation

Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service) has been signed up to direct and produce MGM’s movie adaptation of Terry Hayes’ debut thriller I Am Pilgrim.

Hayes’ bestselling novel follows Pilgrim, the codename for a man who doesn’t exist. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he once headed up a secret espionage unit for US intelligence. Before he disappeared into anonymous retirement, he wrote the definitive book on forensic criminal investigation – but that book will come back to haunt him. It will help NYPD detective Ben Bradley track him down, and it will take him to a rundown New York hotel room where the body of a woman is found facedown in a bath of acid, her features erased, her teeth missing, her fingerprints gone. It is a textbook murder – and Pilgrim wrote the book. What begins as an unusual and challenging investigation becomes a terrifying race-against-time to save America from oblivion at the hands of a terrorist.

Hayes, also a producer and screenwriter whose credits include Payback, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Dead Calm, has adapted I Am Pilgrim which MGM envisions as the start of a new franchise. Production on the film is scheduled to begin in 2016.

If you’ve read the book, you’ll understand why we’re so excited – and if you haven’t, now’s the perfect time!


    The book is incredible and I recommended it to my book club so I am very anxious to see the movie. Everyone in the club loved the book. I am anxiously waiting to read The Year of the Locust but can’t find it anywhere and they say it was published May 2016. Where is it?

    Hi Gina! The Year of the Locust publication date has moved to August 2017. We feel your pain though – we’re desperate to read it too!

    Would love to read the year of the locusts but am unable to find the book anywhere.
    Nobody sells it.
    Where do I get this book??

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