Duncan Jones To Direct TV Series Killer Intent

Duncan Jones

by James White |
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While Duncan Jones is busy putting the pieces together for his next big screen effort, an adaptation of 2000AD comic storyline Rogue Trooper, he's also now attached to direct his first TV series. Jones will be part of the team adapting Tony Kent's action novel Killer Intent.

Ken't book is the first in a series of thrillers featuring intelligence agent Joe Dempsey. When an attempted assassination sparks a chain reaction of explosive events across London, Britain’s elite security forces are powerless to stop the chaos threatening to overwhelm the government. As a dark conspiracy unfolds, three strangers find their fates entwined: Dempsey; Sarah Truman, a CNN reporter determined to get her headline; and Michael Devlin, a Belfast-born criminal barrister with a secret past.

Liberty Films' Stuart Fenegan (Jones' producing partner) bought the rights to the novel – and, one assumes, the forthcoming titles in the series – before it even hit shelves. Now Kent will work with a writers room to craft the scripts, with Jones directing and acting as executive producer. "Tony’s writing style is already so cinematic, working with him and a room of writers to adapt his first book will be a thrill," Jones says. "I’m excited to get my teeth into some contemporary set action, and have time to develop characters over a series rather than a single film."

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