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NBC orders pilot on The Bone Collector series, Lincoln

Back in 1999 everyone and their mothers tried to get a piece of the serial killer thriller pie following David Fincher's success with SE7EN starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. One such film was THE BONE COLLECTOR starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. One of the more successful films to come in the wake of SE7EN, THE BONE COLLECTOR was based on the bestselling series by Jeffery Deaver, which spawned 11-books. 

And today we have word via Deadline that NBC has just ordered a pilot for a TV series based on Deaver's books, suitably titled LINCOLN.

The show is expected to draw from the entire "Lincoln Rhyme" collection including The Bone Collector, The Coffin Dancer, The Empty Chair, The Stone Monkey, The Vanished Man, The Twelfth Card, The Cold Moon, The Broken Window, The Burning Wire, The Kill Room, The Skin Collector, The Steel Kiss, The Burial Hour, and The Cutting Edge. Written by VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli (S.W.A.T.), the series will follow

Legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme, who was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector. Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs, a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD.

Boyd and Bianculli will also executive produce along with Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan. The 1999 film followed:

Policewoman Amelia Donaghy (Angelina Jolie) is in hot pursuit of a serial murderer whose calling card is a small shard of bone extracted from each of his victims. Unable to decipher the cryptic clues the killer leaves behind at the scene of the crime, Amelia calls upon quadriplegic forensic criminology expert Lincoln Rhyme (Denzel Washington) to help. With Amelia acting as Rhyme's able-bodied go-between, the pair piece together disparate clues, hoping they will learn who the next victim is.

THE BONE COLLECTOR was directed by Phillip Noyce from a screenplay written by Jeremy Iacone based on The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver. Martin Bregman, Michael Bregman, and Louis A. Stroller produced and the movie starred Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah, Michael Rooker, Mike McGlone, Luis Guzman, Leland Orser, and Ed O'Neill. Buy yourself a copy of THE BONE COLLECTOR (1999) on Blu-ray HERE.

Source: Deadline

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