Books on Screens

HBO is reportedly in talks with Tom Hanks’ production company Playtime Partners to acquire Neil Gaiman’s fabulous novel American Gods to develop it for a fantasy cable series. Gaiman will be penning the scripts.

It’s also being reported that The Passage, Justin Cronin’s post-apocalyptic blockbuster will be brought to the big screen by Fox. The film will be directed by Matt Reeves, who did Let Me In and Cloverfield.

The New York Times has reported that yet another attempt is being made to adapt Jack Kerouac’s On the Road for the big screen. The film will be directed by Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries) and will feature Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Riley and Amy Adams.

Coincidentally, director Michael Polish (Twin Falls Idaho, Northfork) has started production on Big Sur, based on Kerouac’s lesser known novel about his time in cabin at Bixby Canyon, Big Sur, that was owned by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

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