Actor Eric Bana is the leading contender to play the role of Nick Stone in an upcoming feature film adaptation of an Andy McNabâ€™s espionage novel series. Hyde Park Entertainment nabbed the rights to the novel series in March and has tapped John Connor to write the script and produce the project.
McNabâ€™s 12-book novel series follows an ex-SAS soldier through a string of espionage missions. The group behind the project will first adapt the novel â€œFirewallâ€ and rename it â€œEchelonâ€ for the big screen. In the film Stone fights to stop a terrorist organization from gaining access to the largest computer intelligence database in the world. McNab (whose real name is unknown) no doubt draws from real life experience having himself been a member of Britainâ€™s SAS. He was Britainâ€™s most decorated soldier during the Gulf War and was held captive and tortured by Iraqis for six weeks.
Bana just finished his work on â€œHannaâ€ and is preparing for a role in â€œThe Emperorâ€™s Children.â€ He is also rumored to be in the running alongside Colin Farrell for â€œBy Virtue Fall.â€