Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum and Side Effects writer Scott Z. Burns is heading to the small screen, selling “Conspiracy” to NBC as a put pilot, reports Variety.
Drama, based on the incredible 2012 film The Conspiracy from Christopher MacBride and producer Lee Kim (read our review), centers on a conspiracy theorist who vanishes after a man is killed at an Occupy Wall Street protest. His sister and FBI agent are left behind to investigate.
XYZ Films had held the rights to the silver screen version of Conspiracy, and shopped the project. Burns will pen and exec produce the drama, with Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Liza Chasin of Working Title Films also attached as exec producers. Daniel Pipski will co-exec produce.
MacBride and Kim along with Kyle Franke and Aram Tertzakian of XYZ Films will also receive exec producer credits, and Universal TV will produce the pilot.