Variety says Universal is homing in on a big screen version of “Second Sight,” a 1999 BBC miniseries that starred Clive Owen as a detective struggling to solve a murder before he goes blind. His character joins forces with a femme detective to try to crack the case.
“Second Sight” aired Stateside on PBS and spawned a sequel, “Second Sight: Kingdom of the Blind.”
The deal, which is still being finalized, calls for Angry Films’ Susan Montford and Don Murphy to produce and series creator Paula Milne to executive produce.
Owen is not attached to “Second Sight” at this point, adds the trade. The actor is busy with several other projects, including Sin City 2 and The Professional. He plays Sir Walter Raleigh opposite Cate Blanchett’s Queen Elizabeth I in Universal’s The Golden Age, due this fall.