“The Bone Collector” is Being Adapted for TV

Those bones won’t collect themselves.

In 1999, Denzel Washington starred in the film The Bone Collector, based on the Jeffrey Deaver novel of the same name, as a retired forensic criminologist left in a quadriplegic state as a result of an accident on the job.

The novel was the first in a series featuring Lincoln Rhyme which has since spanned 14 books.

NBC is now developing a television series based on the story in association with Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television, and Keshet Studios.

The film version of the series saw Denzel’s character return to the force to work on a harrowing case, reaming up with rookie cop Amelia Sachs who was played by Angelina Jolie.

It earned $151 million worldwide.

No scheduled date has been announced as yet, but NBC has handed out a premium script order for the project.