British actor Clive Owen is set to play fabled private eye PHILIP MARLOWE in several feature films based on Raymond Chandler's mystery series. The INSIDE MAN star will also serve as executive producer on the movies, which could include movie adaptations of THE BIG SLEEP and FAREWELL MY LOVELY. The project is currently in the beginning stages, with producers courting writers and film-makers and deciding which title to adapt. Owen will narrate the dramas, much like he did in the film Sin City. The films are expected to maintain the dark spirit of the Chandler books and will still be set in 1940s Los Angeles, with Marlowe continuing to be a hard-drinking, wise-cracking investigator.