Fox has picked up rights to the Image comicbook "Who Is Jake Ellis?" with David Yates attached to direct.

Chernin Entertainment is producing.

Story follows a former CIA analyst and mercenary spy on the run who is protected only by the mysterious title character "Jake Ellis," a man seemingly invisible to everyone except him but who has a unique knowledge of certain things the analyst desperately needs.

David Ready will oversee for Chernin, and Jason Young will oversee for Fox.

The CAA-repped Yates is currently meeting with actors for Warner Bros.' reboot of "Tarzan," which he is directing.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.


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