The Fear Index

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The Fear Index: Fox 2000 Pictures to distribute

  • Fox 2000 Pictures and Chernin Entertainment have acquired the rights to "The Fear Index", a novel written by Robert Harris.

  • The story centers on a scientist who figures out how to use a revolutionary system of computer algorithms to trade on the world's financial markets. His hedge fund, which is built around the standard measure of market volatility--called the Fear Index--reaps huge returns. Late one night while he's asleep with his wife in their house beside Lake Geneva, an intruder awakens them. Over the course of a day, the scientist needs to figure out who's trying to destroy him as the world's financial markets teeter on collapse.