Best-Selling Author Brad Thor: Action Hero Harvath Heading to Big Screen

Dan Gainor
By Dan Gainor | June 19, 2014 | 6:35 PM EDT

Author Brad Thor's books aren't the only place where the action is. The best-selling thrillers are now headed for the big screen.

In an exclusive interview with the Media Research Center, Thor announced two separate deals to turn his novels into movies. "I just signed a contract last night for the Scot Harvath books, but I'm still under an NDA [Non-Disclosure Agreement] because we have to do a press release all of us together to announce it," Thor explained on June 19.

He said that it looks like the series will begin with the first Harvath book, "The Lions of Lucerne" and that it's "very exciting to start with the first book." "I'm going to have a huge, huge role in the crafting of these movies," he continued.

Thor was clearly excited by the scope of the project. "This is a deal unlike anything we've ever seen in Hollywood where I get to retain a tremendous amount of creative control," he said.

Harvath, the main character in most of Thor's novels, is a former Navy Seal. He has moved into counter-terrorism and fights America's enemies around the world and sometimes right here in the United States.

But Thor wasn't finished with the good news for his fans. "What's exciting to me is that Warner Bros. just purchase my novel 'The Athena Project,' about female Delta Force operatives," explained Thor. He added that the studio "bought it for Ronda Rousey," a UFC bantam weight mixed martial arts champion and Maxim cover girl.

Thor has written 14 different books, including his latest "Act of War." He appears regularly on all sorts of media and has hosted the Glenn Beck TV and radio programs, as well as appearing on everything from the FOX News Channel and CNN to MSNBC and all three broadcast networks. He served on the Department of Homeland Security's Analytic Red Cell Unit and even shadowed a Black Ops team in Afghanistan when working on his novel "The Apostle."

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