THR.com reports that Oscar winning writer, Chris McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) is in talks to rework the script for Paramount’s thriller, One Shot, with a possibility of also directing. The project is based on a series of novels written by Lee Child that
center on Jack Reacher, a military police officer-turned-drifter. One
Shot, the ninth book in the series, tells the story of a military
sniper accused of murder who seeks Reacher’s help. If McQuarrie directs as well, it would be the first time since his The Way of the Gun in 2000.
McQuarrie most recently wrote the script for the upcoming Johnny Depp / Angelina Jolie thriller, The Tourist. He also wrote Valkyrie and the X-Men Origins: Wolverine sequel script. He also created the TV show, Persons Unknown. His upcoming projects include Jack the Giant Killer and No Man’s Land.