Benedict Cumberbatch is set to adapt novel Rogue Male and appear in the feature in the lead role.
Rogue Male is a 1939 thriller written by Geoffrey Household here is the synopsis:
An Englishman plans to assassinate the dictator of a European country. But he is foiled at the last moment and falls into the hands of ruthless and inventive torturers. They devise for him an ingenious and diplomatic death but, for once, they bungle the job and he escapes.
But England provides no safety from his pursuers – and the Rogue Male must strip away all the trappings of status and civilization as the hunter becomes a hunted animal.
Cumberbatch will produce and star in the film adaption with Michael Leslie (Assassin’s Creed) set to write the screenplay.