Mischa Glenny‘s nonfiction account of globalised crime, McMafia, has been optioned by Working Title. It seems likely that the film will take on a format not unlike Traffic, Fast Food Nation or perhaps Syriana, this time rooted in organized crime. Maybe we’ll end up with something like Gomorrah, but on a broader scale.
The book’s central thesis is that the Soviet bloc was a breeding ground for the individuals and requisite abilities that have given rise, since the fall of the Iron Curtain, to an international network of crime organizations. He makes some amazing claims in the book, which seem like the basis for a truly epic crime drama.