Michael Fassbender to Star and Produce Lionsgate Action-Spy Film ‘Malko’

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Deadline reported Lionsgate has acquired the film rights of Son Altesse Sérénissime also known S.A.S., it’s the best-spelling espionage series by French author Gerard de Villiers.

Michael Fassbender is attached to star and produce with Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle) as the screenwriter.

Fassbender will play the super spy for hire Malko Linge, an Austrian nobleman and freelance CIA operative who spent his formative years in a special Nazi work camp for captured spies. Malko learned the intricate dark arts of tradecraft from the best. Now, an adult living in a reclaimed family manor fallen into disrepair, Malko becomes a spy for hire. He is the ultimate agent without an agency – a gentleman warrior without a country who works according to his own moral code and lives the only way a man who has grown up in the face of death can: with a wicked wit and a lust for all things in life, even the things that might kill him. The first film will largely be based upon de Villier’s book Checkpoint Charlie.