Scott Stuber on board to produce.

Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to David Guggenheim and Nicholas Mennuti’s forthcoming novel ‘Weaponized’ with plans to adapt the globe-spanning thriller into a feature.

Arriving on bookshelves at the end of the month, the book is officially described as follows:

“Kyle West is a wanted man. Having betrayed his former boss—billionaire government contractor Christopher Chandler—Kyle’s hiding in Cambodia, frantic for a way home, and finding more and more reasons to be paranoid. In a moment of weakness, he swaps passports with a mysterious fellow American, Julian Robinson, in Cambodia on business.

This one decision plunges Kyle into a Pandora’s Box of intrigue that threatens to swallow him whole. He’s suddenly being pursued by Russian oligarchs, Chinese operatives, the CIA, and a beautiful woman trained to kill; because Robinson is certainly not who he seemed, and time is running out for Kyle to discover the truth about the dangerous man who stole his identity.”

Guggenheim will adapt the novel with Scott Stuber (‘Kill The Messenger,’ ‘Ted,’ ‘Safe House’) producing through his Bluegrass Films banner.