http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php? Source: Variety March 13, 2006 Warner Bros. Pictures has set William Monahan to adapt David Ignatius' Middle East espionage novel Penetration, with Ridley Scott to direct, reports Variety. De Line Pictures is producing with Scott Free. While Monahan most recently drafted the Hong Kong hit Infernal Affairs into Martin Scorsese-directed drama The Departed, he got his start as a screenwriter by scripting the Middle East-set films Tripoli and Kingdom of Heaven for Scott. With Penetration, they reteam on a thriller that sends a CIA operative to Jordan to track a high-ranking terrorist. The spy is aided by the head of Jordan's covert operations in an uneasy alliance that leads to cultural and moral clashes between the men. Producer Donald De Line also is teamed with Scott on The Invisible World, a Paramount drama about the abduction of a female journalist in Iraq. It's a possible next film for Scott after he directs the Steve Zaillian-scripted American Gangster at Universal, with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe starring.