David Cronenberg moves to TV with medical show 'Knifeman'
David Cronenberg, fresh from a big screen resurrection in the form of Viggo Mortensen collaborations 'A History of Violence', 'Eastern Promises' and 'A Dangerous Method', is making the leap to TV with 'Knifeman'.
'Knifeman' is based on Wendy Moore's biography that follows a self-educated, maverick (is their any other kind?) surgeon.
Former 'Friday Night Lights' writer Rolin Jones is penning the adaptation with Ron Fitzgerald for Cronenberg to produce and, like Martin Scorsese did with 'Boardwalk Empire', direct the all-important pilot episode.
What the show is lacking is a network to distribute it and a leading man to tackle the juicy part of the conflicted doctor. Media Rights Capital is involved with the production. They made 'House of Cards' with David Fincher and Kevin Spacey for Netflix.
Before all that comes to light, Cronenberg's next project will hit cinemas: an adaptation of Don DeLillo's day-in-the-life-of-an-eccentric-billionaire 'Cosmopolis' starring 'Twilight' idol Robert Pattinson as the yuppie whose life and sanity are in equal danger.
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