And you thought it couldn’t be done.
Looking over some of the offerings at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, I was surprised to see that they made a movie out of William Faulkner’s novel, As I Lay Dying.
I expect this will either be an epic twist to the art of film or a lamentable travesty. The movie is from James Franco so I’m not betting on its success (but you have to applause the audacity, I suppose).
I recall that HBO purchased the rights to all of Faulkner’s novels but even when I heard that, I was skeptical. Here’s an article from the Telegraph (Dec. 2011) on the HBO acquisition and plans for filming Faulner: