'Alexander' scribe boards 'Seven Sins'

Christopher Kyle to adapt book about Italian crime lord's son

Christopher Kyle has signed to adapt Jon Land's best-seller "The Seven Sins: The Tyrant Ascending" for the big screen.

Producers Moritz Borman and Peter Graves have licensed film rights to the novel from Fabrizio Boccardi, investor, producer and CEO of Las Vegas-based King Midas World Entertainment, through Tyrant One Imperium Pictures.

The action thriller centers on Michael "The Tyrant" Tiranno, adopted son of an Italian crime lord called upon to defend the gambling mecca from terrorist attacks. Land has said that the character is loosely inspired by Boccardi's life story and is designed as the first of a series of James Bond-like adventure tales.

Borman will produce the film, with Graves executive producing.

Kyle, a New York-based screenwriter and playwright whose work includes "K-19: The Widowmaker," "Alexander" and "The Monogamist," is repped by ICM.