Universal Pictures has hired Craig Rosenberg to adapt the BBC series Second Sight as a thriller for producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford.

The project is based on the UK crime drama that gave Clive Owen his breakout role as a hard-living homicide detective suffering from a rare degenerative eye condition that caused hallucinations and increasing blindness.

Universal's executive vice president of production Peter Cramer and creative executive Maradith Frenkel are overseeing the project for the studio.

Rosenberg's recent writing credits include Brett Ratner's After The Sunset starring Pierce Brosnan, and Dreamworks' upcoming South Korean adaptation The Uninvited (aka Tale Of Two Sisters) starring Elizabeth Banks and David Straithairn and set to open in January 2009.

Rosenberg is represented by UTA and attorney Craig Emanuel of Loeb and Loeb.