Sony & Rudin Pick Molaison’s Brain

Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin are developing a film based on the life of Henry Molaison reports Variety.

Molaison became known in medical circles as H.M., the man who emerged from an experimental brain operation with a calamitous side effect: The removal of brain tissue in a procedure designed to halt seizures left him unable to form new memories.

The studio completed a deal for screen rights to a memoir to be written by Dr. Suzanne Corkin, a professor of behavioral neuroscience who worked with Molaison for 45 years.

The film will see the incident through her eyes. Molaison passed away at 82 of respiratory failure in December.