Sam Mendes is currently directing an adaptation
of Richard Yates's
1961 novel Revolutionary Road
. Ignored for much of Yates's lifetime the 2000 edition, championed by Richard Ford
, received renewed critical acclaim and the book went on to make Time's all-time 100 novels
For those re-discovering it John Mullen
offers a four part reading guide: imaginary dialogue
, the epigraph
, comic dialogue
, the ending
Three Laws Safe!
They'll do your laundry, walk the dog and wash your car. But not until July. (via Ars Technica
On The Road...
coming to a theater near you (scroll down in link). Francis Ford Coppola is working on a film adaptation of Kerouac's classic (?), starring Brad Pitt. Genius? Heresy? I can see the Barnes & Noble tie-ins now...
Daema kicks some serious ape butt
The sequels to Pierre Boulle's original Planet of the Apes
novel are, apparently, leaving something to be desired. Lets invent some and raise the tone, shall we?
Planet of the Jeeps:
An astronaut lands on a planet and gets rammed in his Nissan Micra at an intersection by a Simian driving a Sport Utility Vehicle. Director Tim Burton gets slated by the critics - "Good Science Fiction should show us things we've never seen before"