While David Cronenberg was once attached t direct, Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) will now get behind the camera for the murder mystery London Fields, based on the well-known 1989 novel by British author Martin Amis.
“London Fields” is narrated by an American writer, Samson Young, living in London who has had writer’s block for 20 years and is now terminally ill while other main characters include a psychic woman, Nicola Six, who meets two men in a bar and senses that one of them will murder her on her 35th birthday.
Film rights for London Fields were jointly acquired in 2000 by Tartan Films and US production outfit Muse Productions headed by Chris Hanley (credits include Buffalo 66, The Virgin Suicides, American Psycho and The Killer Inside Me).
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