I Am Pilgrim
Cover by Richard Shailer/Transworld
|Cover artist||Richard Shailer|
"Pilgrim" is an American former intelligence agent known as the "Rider of the Blue" who later writes a book on forensic pathology. Pilgrim becomes involved in a case in New York City where a mysterious woman uses his book to commit untraceable murders in the aftermath of 9/11. The "Saracen" is a Saudi who becomes radicalised by watching his father's beheading. He later trains as a doctor and fights in the Soviet–Afghan War. Pilgrim is recalled to the intelligence community who have detected a threat involving the Saracen, who has created a vaccine-resistant strain of the variola major virus.
Awards and honours
On 17 July 2014, MGM bought the movie rights for the book and are set to target a series of films, similar to the Bond franchise with Matthew Vaughn directing. It was later revealed that James Gray would direct the adaptation.
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- Siegal, Tatiana (September 29, 2015). "Matthew Vaughn to Direct 'I Am Pilgram' for MGM (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "James Gray To Direct MGM's 'I Am Pilgrim' Spy Franchise From Terry Hayes Novel". Deadline. April 16, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.