Craig Zisk has been attached to direct. It is based on “The Knife Man: Blood, Body-snatching and the Birth of Modern Surgery,” a biography of 18th-century surgeon John Hunter.
It is the latest U.S. production to be lured to U.K. shores by the country’s new tax relief for big-budget television projects. It joins 20th Century Fox’s “24: Live Another Day,” which saw Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer fighting terrorists in the U.K. capital.
“24: Live Another Day” shot for more than six months, with a core crew of 130, supplemented by over 500 temporary crew, and a U.K. cast of approximately 150, plus thousands of extras. It had a total production spend of approximately £37 million ($62.8 million).