Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Baby Driver) is set to direct a feature adaptation of the novel The Chain, a kidnapping thriller for Universal Pictures, according to Deadline.
The Chain tells the story of Rachel, who learns that her 11-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. The only way to get her back is to kidnap another child. Her daughter will be released only when that next victim’s parents kidnap another child. If Rachel doesn’t kidnap another child, or if that child’s parents don’t kidnap a child, her daughter will be murdered. She is now part of The Chain, a terrifying and meticulous chain letter-like kidnapping scheme that turns parents from victims into criminals.
The Chain, the 2019 bestselling novel by Adrian McKinty, will be helmed by Wright with Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Golden Circle and X-Men: First Class) penning the script.
Edgar Wright already has multiple projects in the works including his next feature film Last Night in Soho, a psychological horror movie set in London’s Soho district, which was recently delayed from September 25th 2020 to 23rd April 2021. Wright is also attached to direct an adaptation of the upcoming Simon Stephenson novel Set My Heart to Five and is developing a sequel to Baby Driver.