munchman: Why KNIFEMAN Won’t Work

Yeah, KNIFEMAN. Produced/Directed by David Cronenberg. Starring Tim Roth. No network specified yet.

Anyway:

  • It stars Tim Roth
  • Tim Roth will take over the show the way he did LIE TO ME
  • Tim Roth will make David Cronenberg’s life a living, needle-faced hell (or he would if Cronenberg didn’t have a million other projects to work on and care about more)
  • Even if Cronenberg stays strong/involved Tim Roth won’t leave the trailer unless he gets his way (you don’t want to see his midget tantrums, really)

There is, however, one way to save this show:

  • Make Tim Roth’s character the villain but don’t tell him (because the only way an audience can root for Tim Roth is if it’s rooting for his slow, merciless destruction)

Oh, that picture at the top? That’s David Cronenberg. Dude gives me nightmares w/o even yelling, “Action.” But in a good way.

munchman

Two New Shows We’ll Watch

…until we realize that they aren’t giving us anything they promised.

Stick with us on this. It’s the only way you won’t be disappointed.

Tim Roth to Star in David Cronenberg’s ‘Knifeman’ Series

By Tim Kenneally

Tim Roth is about to explore the cutting edge of television programming.

“Lie to Me” star Roth has signed on to star in “Knifeman,” David Cronenberg’s maiden foray into television. Roth will play John Tattersall in the series, which chronicles “the trials and triumphs of a radical, self-educated surgeon” who goes to “extraordinary and unorthodox lengths … to uncover the secrets of the human body.”

Read it all

‘Barbarella’ Series in the Works From Nicolas Refn

By Tim Kenneally

“Barbarella” is coming to the small screen.

“Drive” director Nicolas Refn is working with Gaumont International Television on a TV series based on the Jean-Claude Forest comic-book character made famous by the 1968 Jane Fonda film of the same name.

Read it all