Jose Padilha will direct The Sigma Protocol

Universal's new Robert Ludlum adaptation

Universal, pushing ahead with its mission to find another Bourne-like franchise, has hired director Jose Padilha to make The Sigma Protocol.

The Hollywood Reporter has it that Padilha – who won the Golden Bear at last year’s Berlin Film Fest – will take on the story of a man on the run from assassins and enemy agents.

This time, though, it’s not a government killer with a memory issue, it revolves around World War Two conspiracy and Nazis.

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