Which book would you like to see on the big screen?

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Which book would you like to see on the big screen?

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feb 20, 2009, 7:39 am

So Johnny Depp starts filming The Rum Diary at the end of March, which book would you like to see on film next? Personally I would love to see Hell's Angels.

Redigeret: feb 21, 2009, 3:19 am

I would also love to see Hell's Angels on the big screen, provided they do the book justice!

feb 24, 2009, 11:11 am

Ditto - Hell's Angels. It'd take some seriously brave souls to make it though. Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail would be my second choice.

feb 27, 2009, 4:32 pm

Could anyone other than Johnny Depp possibly play Mr. Thompson well? I thought I once saw a movie having something to do with him, and Bill Murray was in it. Anyone know what I'm talking about, or is my memory hallucinating?

mar 1, 2009, 3:08 pm

I would love to see a version of Fear & Loathing that could somehow truly capture the crazed manic dark hilarity of Hunter's prose. Don't think it'll ever happen. :( But you never know :)

mar 2, 2009, 7:22 pm

Curse of Lono.

For me, this is basically F&L part II. I think Depp would have a much smoother adaptation with this than The Rum Diary. The story is great, just as gonzo as what happened in Vegas.

mar 16, 2009, 1:41 am

You're referring to Where the Buffalo Roam. Bill Murray was Hunter and Peter Boyle was Oscar Acosta. It's a decent film, borrows from a lot of different stories by Hunter, messes a few of them up.

I think Hunter could be played well by another, Murray did well and became a huge Gonzo fiend in the process. If they can find someone who respects Hunter's work, it'd be great.

And as for the original question, I'd love to see bits of Campaign Trail '72 on the big screen, though I dont know how they'd pull that off. I'd just love to see them portray Hunter during that time, along with Humphrey, Nixon, and the rest.