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Bradley Cooper To Star In Adaptation Of Mack Bolan Novels
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.19.2014

Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the Don Pendleton anti-terrorist Mack Bolan novels. It will develop the series as a star franchise for Bradley Cooper, who is in talks to play Bolan. Todd Phillips is in talks to direct. Shane Salerno (Avatar 4) will write the script and produce with Cooper and Phillips. It could be the first action franchise for Cooper.

The deal was made surprisingly quickly considering how long the project as a whole has been in development. Salerno got the rights together and it was shopped around over the years for a star vehicle for Steve McQueen, Sylvester Stallone, Clint Eastwood and Vin Diesel. Salerno will start on the script after he finishes Avatar 4.

He said his goal was to make a "relevant, grounded and gritty, real-world, PG-13 action-drama film series" with Bolan in the center of a trilogy. Drew Crevello and Julia Spiro will oversee for Warner Bros.

Pendleton wrote thirty-eight Bolan books in eleven years. He sold the rights to Worldwide Library and supervised a team of ghost writers who created two books a month when the series was most popular. Gold Eagle continues to publish 12 books a year in over 40 countries, along with comics, audiobooks and graphic novels. There are also spinoff book series called Able Team, Phoenix Force, SuperBolan and Stony Man. There are over 200 million books in print.


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