An Academy Award-winning director will be helming the pilot for AMC's upcoming sci-fi drama 'Line of Sight.'
Jonathan Demme, who won an Oscar for his work on "The Silence of the Lambs," will be helming the show's premiere episode. 'Line of Sight' is a "genre-bending odyssey that focuses on a National Transportation Safety Board investigator named Lewis Bernt. Bernt mysteriously walks away from a plane crash and then tries to figure out why. As he digs deeper, his world becomes clouded by paranoia as his obsession with the truth grows.
Production on the project is scheduled to begin later this year. It is being written by 'Brotherhood's Blake Masters, who is also executive producing (as is Demme).
Demme is no newcomer to the world of television. He has directed a few episodes of HBO's 'Enlightened,' and also directed and executive produced CBS' 'A Gifted Man' during its brief life.
In addition to "Silence of the Lambs," he has directed films such as "Philadelphia," "Rachel Getting Married," "The Truth About Charlie," and the 2004 remake of "The Manchurian Candidate."
It can be hard to judge a pilot without seeing it and by just reading a synopsis of what happens. This sounds like a really interesting project, though. AMC has been hitting home runs left and right. Even 'The Killing,' which drew a lot of critical scorn after it failed to deliver what was expected after the first season, has righted the course somewhat and become a much better series.
AMC also has two other high profile pilots in development with 'Ballistic City' and 'Halt & Catch Fire.'