David Cronenberg and Sam Raimi Bringing a Knifeman to TV
No, we are not talking about the world's coolest informercial (though that would be hilarious). What we've got on tap for you here is a new television adaptation heading your way from two masters of their craft!
From the Press Release
Media Rights Capital (MRC) has announced that director David Cronenberg will direct the pilot and serve as Executive Producer on its latest television series “KNIFEMAN,” which marks his first foray into television. Cronenberg has directed fan-favorites including Eastern Promises, The Fly, among others. He recently wrapped filming on Cosmopolis, based on the Don De Lillo novel and starring Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti and Juliette Binoche.
“KNIFEMAN” is written by Emmy-nominated writer and producer Rolin Jones ("Friday Night Lights") with the story by Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald ("Friday Night Lights"). Based on the novel by Wendy Moore, “KNIFEMAN” follows the trials and triumphs of a radical, self-educated surgeon delivering a visceral and psychological portrait of the extraordinary and unorthodox lengths he will go to uncover the secrets of the human body. This is the latest television series to come from MRC after the landmark series “House of Cards”, from director and executive producer David Fincher and starring two-time Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, debuts on Netflix in 2012.
“KNIFEMAN” is produced by Media Rights Capital with Executive Producers David Cronenberg, Rolin Jones, and Sam Raimi, Josh Donen and Robert Zotnowski of Stars Road. Sentient’s Renee Tab will serve as Co-Executive Producer.
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