Mar 29, 2011

Tradecraft: Malcolm Gladwell Hatches Another Spy Plot

Deadline reports that Disney has hired Malcolm Gladwell to "smarten up" a spy drama called Hexum from Spy Games screenwriter David Arata. According to the trade blog, Hexum follows "a CIA threat-assessment analyst, an alternative-thinking brainiac who is relegated to a distant corner of the CIA where he assembles theories nobody pays attention to. By connecting a series of seemingly random occurrences, he uncovers a sinister adversary planning an imminent global threat. And of course, his biggest challenge is to get anybody to believe him." Sounds interesting. Hopefully Gladwell makes the world of threat assessment gel for audiences better than it did in AMC's short-lived series Rubicon, whose sole season has yet to get a DVD release.

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