The filmmaker is teaming with HBO for the thriller series "Silk Road," which he will write, executive produce and direct. And that's not all. The producing team on this one is insane, with Laeta Kalogridis ("Avatar," "Shutter Island"), James Vanderbilt ("Zodiac") and Bradley J. Fischer ("Black Swan," "Zodiac," "Shutter Island") all lending their skills. Plot details are scarce, but it's said to be in the vein of "The Prisoner," the cult 1967 series about a secret agent held prisoner, with his captors trying to unravel his past.
Lord knows where Wheatley will fit this into his schedule, but the man is nothing if not a prolific multitasker, so we don't expect this to sit idle for too long. [THR]