Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World) and director Antoine Fuqua (What's My Name: Muhammad Ali, Training Day) are looking to bring Jack Carr's bestselling novel The Terminal List to the small screen. Written by David DiGilio (Traveler, Strange Angel) and directed by Fuqua, the project is being developed at MRC Television through Civic Center Media (a joint television partnership with UTA) through Fuqua Films. Pratt and Fuqua previously worked together in 2016's The Magnificent Seven – with Pratt co-starring and Fuqua directing.
Described as a conspiracy thriller that combines elevated action with deep psychological questions about the cost of pushing our nation's highest trained operators too far. The Terminal List follows Pratt's Reece and the aftermath of his entire Navy SEALs platoon having been ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission. Reece returns home with conflicting memories of the event and questions about his culpability. As new evidence comes to light, Reece finds himself battling dark forces working against him.
Originally published in 2018 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books, here's a look at Carr's The Terminal List:
A Navy SEAL has nothing left to live for and everything to kill for after he discovers that the American government is behind the deaths of his team in this ripped-from-the-headlines political thriller.
On his last combat deployment, Lieutenant Commander James Reece's entire team was killed in a catastrophic ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government.
Now, with no family and free from the military's command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he's learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward avenging the deaths of his family and teammates. With breathless pacing and relentless suspense, Reece ruthlessly targets his enemies in the upper echelons of power without regard for the laws of combat or the rule of law.