‘The Bone Collector’: NBC Developing TV Adaptation of Denzel Washington Film

VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli will write the script

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NBC is developing a TV adaptation of Denzel Washington’s 1999 film, “The Bone Collector.”

The NBC series is based on both the film and the book series by Jeffery Deaver, and follows Lincoln Rhyme, a retired genius forensic criminologist left paralyzed after an accident on the job. When a harrowing case brings him back to the force, Rhyme partners up with an ambitious young detective, Amelia Sachs, to take down some of the most dangerous criminals in the U.S.

In the film, Amelia was played by Angelina Jolie. NBC handed out a premium script order for the project.

The project is from Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television in association with Keshet Studios. The film, which grossed $151 million at the box office globally, was distributed jointly by Universal Pictures (U.S. and Canada) and Columbia Pictures (internationally).

Boyd and Bianculli executive produce with Keshet’s Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan.