Apparently Simon West has his attention focused on book-based film project this time. The English filmmaker has recently picked up the movie rights to a Mark Haskell Smith's novel via his Simon West Productions with an eye to direct.
Titled "Salty" just like the book's name, the picture will revolve around a reformed sex-addicted bass player who is dragged by his ex-supermodel wife for a vacation in Thailand. While spending time there, his wife unexpectedly gets abducted by Thai pirates raising money to buy a new boat. So far, there is no word yet on cast lineup.
West, who initially worked as a director for ads, began his career in filmmaking through Touchstone Pictures' action drama flick "Con Air." His latest directorial work "When a Stranger Calls" released last February has grossed more than $47 million in domestic market only.