Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Coens cop Chabon

The Coen Brothers are adapting Michael Chabon's novel The Yiddish Policemen's Union for producer Scott Rudin. I wish them luck. Chabon's a terrific novelist but his books aren't the easiest to adapt. Then again, Curtis Hanson did a pretty fine job with Chabon's Wonder Boys which I just adore. In fact, it was my second favourite film the year it was released after Memento. Now, if only Rudin could get Chabon's Kavalier & Clay off the ground.


Gerard said...

I find this news most excellent indeed.

Mark Salisbury said...

Ditto. The Coens are, like, perfect for this.

Essi said...

I'm not that familiar with the Coen brothers' work, but I'm planning to go and see No Country for Old Men, which seems very interesting.

Hahaa, Wonder Boys and Memento are some of my very favourite movies. :D

And I just have to mention this: I'm seeing Sweeney already THIS FRIDAY! It's a special advance screening starting at 11pm. Can't wait! :) (Oh, by the way, I did find a nice Sweeney messenger bag on eBay, I'm hoping it arrives soon.)

Mark Salisbury said...

Not familiar with the Coens' work? Have you got some treats in store. Might I suggest you watch Blood Simple, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, Raising Arizona and Fargo asap.

A Sweeney messenger bag? I think I might have to get one of those myself.

And enjoy the movie! Let me know what you think.