By Kevin Byrne
Updated July 30, 2009 at 04:56 AM EDT

Angels & Demons director Ron Howard is set to serve up more international thrills for Universal Pictures with The Parsifal Mosaic, a spy tale by the late Bourne trilogy novelist Robert Ludlum. According to Variety, the novel –about a CIA agent driven to desperate measures after witnessing the murder of his female lover– will be adapted to the screen by David Self, whose upcoming version of The Wolf Man is due to hit theaters in early 2010.