Michael Fassbender to Produce, Star in Lionsgate Spy Thriller ‘Malko’

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According to Collider , Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender (“Alien: Covenant,” “Steve Jobs”) will both star in and produce the action spy thriller “Malko” for Lionsgate.

Based on Gerard de Villiers’s best-selling action-spy series “S.A.S.,” which have sold more than 120 million copies worldwide, the film will have the “Shame” actor playing super spy for hire Malko Linge.

Lionsgate has also secured rights to de Villier’s catalogue of espionage thrillers, serialized through 200 books. The S.A.S. franchise follows Malko Linge, an Austrian nobleman and freelance CIA operative who spent his formative years in a special Nazi work camp for captured spies. Malko is a gentleman warrior without a country who works according to his own moral code and lives with a wicked wit and a lust for life.

Now, he’s an adult spy for hire – an agent without an agency. He boasts a wicked wit and a lust for all things in life, even the things that might kill him. The film will largely be based upon De Villiers’ book “Checkpoint Charlie”

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Eric Warren Singer (“American Hustle,” “Top Gun: Maverick”) will write the screenplay.