MGM Obtains Film Rights for I Am Pilgrim

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
MGM Obtains Film Rights for I Am Pilgrim

MGM has recently acquired the movie rights for “I Am Pilgrim,” the book that is set to invade the world in 20 different languages. Read further to learn more about it.

Looks like the book-to-film age is certainly setting its trend as MGM bought the film rights of the novel, “I Am Pilgrim.” It is the debut novel of former journalist and prominent screenwriter Terry Hayes, whose notable workmanship was shown in the movies “Payback,” “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior” and “Dead Calm.” Checking on his background alone, it’s only normal that he assumes penning the movie adaptation of the book.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jonathan Glickman, president of MGM, found a great promise to the plot of the novel that could kick start a hit espionage movie franchise.

“In creating such an original character in such a riveting, relevant story, Terry has provided us a great template for not only one film, but for a series that can play to global audiences for many years to come,” said Glickman in The Hollywood Reporter article.

In the book, “Pilgrim” is the term for a man who ceases to exist. Everyone has their secret. As for the adopted son of a wealthy American family, he is the leader of a covert U.S. espionage unit of intelligence. Going through his secret retirement, he is now called back into the force to share his expertise to a peculiar investigation. However, the mere investigation shifted its course to highlighted urgency when they find themselves in a contest to salvage America from total annihilation.

The hit thriller, covert novel lately landed in the New York Best Seller spot. Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books announced that it will be translated into 20 different languages and will be released throughout the world.

It has been recently set up at Whalerock Industries with executive producer Andrew Mittman, who had the first calling deal with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Films.

The movie will be produced by Lloyd Braun, and Hayes couldn’t be more relieved with the people backing up his masterpiece.

“Having written and produced movies myself, the most important thing for me when it came to selling the film rights to Pilgrim was the people who would be involved,” shared author/screenplay writer Terry Hayes.

As it would seem, the book really bears a peculiar story line that ignited storytellers to share its creative plot in the most widespread scale they could muster. There are no further updates yet on the movement of the film, but it is certain that it will be hitting the big screen without much adieu.

That’s the scoop about the recently acquired movie rights of MGM for the New York bestselling novel, “I Am Pilgrim.” Continue to visit Movie News Guide (MNG) for the latest updates in the entertainment scene.


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