HBO Planning to Adapt Documentary "Knuckle" for Series

HBO Planning to Adapt Documentary "Knuckle" for Series

Novelist Irvine Welsh, who wrote the novel that Trainspotting was based on, is tackling a new form of writing for his new project: TV scripts. The author will adapt the documentary Knuckle for HBO.

The film was shot over the course of 12 years, and features two Irish families that settle their long-standing feud by "periodically engaging in bare-knuckle bouts, beating each other to bloody pulps." Sounds awesome! Even better? Deadline describes the series as a cross between Fight Club and Sons of Anarchy.

It's in development now, so don't expect this one on televisions until sometime in 2013. Jody Hill (Eastbound and Down) is attached to direct the pilot.

[via Deadline]

Tags: knuckle, jody-hill, hbo, irvine-welsh, trainspotting
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