The history of Don Murphy and CHUD could fill several articles and more, but suffice it to say that we’ve had a long running association with the guy, and he’s championed a whole farkin’ lot of genre material and big-budget mayhem on the bigscreen (e.g. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Transformers, the upcoming cool-as-hell-looking Paul Giamatti/Clive Owen actioner Shoot ‘Em Up) as a producer through his Angry Films banner. His latest project also involves Clive Owen, but not directly. You see, Owen made a series of films for the BBC between the time when Croupier came out and when he started making the infamous BMW shorts directed by a who’s who of badass lensmen. The films were all under the title Second Sight and Owen played the character of Ross Tanner, a detective who must solve crimes while adapting to his steadily decaying vision. Amazingly, they managed to stretch this premise into four TV movies before the character succumbed to the overwhelming evil that is…Lasik. Well, maybe.
Now, Universal wants to adapt the series for theaters, and they’re doing it with the help of Don Murphy’s Angry Films banner. Despite Owen working with Murphy on Shoot ‘Em Up, he’s not attached to the