Cronenberg to adapt Dead Ringers for TV
Wesley Strick, the screenwriter who recently brought Doom to the screen, is working with David Cronenberg to produce an HBO TV series of his 1988 film Dead Ringers. No details have been announced, but it would appear that Cronenberg himself will direct the series' pilot episode.
The film version starred Jeremy Irons as twin gynaecologists Elliot and Beverly Mantle. Intrigued by the mysteries of sex and anatomy, the brothers grow from inseparable playmates to world-renowned specialists. Sharing their women, Elliot and Beverly seem inseparable. The entrance of Claire, an actress seeking fertility treatment, changes their relationship forever. Both twins seduce her but shy, sensitive Beverly falls in love and attempts to break free from his charming brother with catastrophic consequences.
You can read Mike Sutton's insightful DVD review of the film here.