David Morrell Novel ‘The Protector’ On Duty For Harris Films

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David Morrell Novel ‘The Protector’ On Duty For Harris Films
Exclusive: Producer David Harris has acquired rights to The Protector, the 2003 thriller novel from David Morrell. Morrell is the New York Times bestselling author who penned First Blood, the book that launched Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo movie franchise.

The deal marks the first major IP deal for Harris Films, which Harris launched in 2017. He is the son of producer/film preservationist Robert A. Harris, and worked at Paramount and Platinum Studios before producing the 2017 Millennium Films action thriller Security starring Antonio Banderas and Ben Kingsley.

The Protector is set in the high-tech world of international protective agents. The main character, Cavanaugh, doesn’t use a first name, and “Cavanaugh” isn’t his actual last name. He’s a protector — if you refer to him as a bodyguard, which he regards as a synonym for a thug, you won’t like his reaction. His hatred of bullies compelled him to enlist in Special Forces,
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