It's not due out until 2008 but Tom Rob Smith's, 'Child 44', is already set to hit the big screen. 'Child 44' is set in the Soviet Union on the eve of Stalin's death, and based in part on real events. According to cinematical:
Ridley Scott is to direct an adaptation of Child 44, British television writer Tom Rob Smith's debut novel.
Full details of Scott's upcoming projects can be found on the cinematical site.