Cronenberg Develops “Knifeman” TV Series

“A History of Violence” and “A Dangerous Method” director David Cronenberg is headed for the small screen as he is set to direct the pilot and serve as executive producer on the drama series “Knifeman” for Media Rights Capital says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on a biography by Wendy Moore, the story focuses on the trials and triumphs of a radical, self-educated surgeon, delivering a visceral portrait of the extraordinary and unorthodox lengths he will go to uncover the secrets of the human body.

Rolin Jones (“Friday Night Lights,” “Weeds,” “Smash”) penned the script. Jones, Sam Raimi, Josh Donen and Robert Zotnowski will also serve as executive producers.