EXCLUSIVE: Richard Regen has been set by Kennedy/Marshall and New Franchise Media to adapt A Matter Of Honor, the bestselling novel by Jeffrey Archer. In the book, a disgraced Army colonel bequeaths a mysterious letter to his only son. Once Adam Scott opens the yellowing envelope, a deadly chain of events unfold that have global implications. When he finally figures out what he has opened, the son must protect it as a matter of honor.
New Franchise Media, a rights ownership and development company devoted to bringing Archer properties to the screen, is financing development. The hope is to turn this into a franchise, with Frank Marshall producing through Kennedy/Marshall. Marshall has guided The Bourne Identity franchise.
UTA-repped Regen most recently teamed with Gay Talese to script an untitled biopic about New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott for Warner Bros and Unique producers Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne. He also wrote the Black List script Tehran, which is in development at Imagine, and Chasing The Dragon, a memoir about the Chinese Civil War for Universal and Tribeca partners Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro.