Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Franco's Film-Lit Quest....

James Franco's fondness for literary adaptations (Howl; Eat Pray Love; 127 Hours) as an actor will take an even more dramatic turn if his plans to direct screen versions of works by William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy are realized.

Entertainment Weekly's Shelf Life blog reported that Franco "is moving full steam ahead and he confirms to EW that he hopes to direct film versions of Faulkner's As I Lay Dying and McCarthy's Blood Meridian. If everything goes according to plan, the Faulkner would be first, filming this summer, and then the Blood Meridian in 2012."

"I think they go together, though," he said. "I think McCarthy is really influenced by Faulkner."

Franco's work as a director includes short films as well as The Broken Tower (based on the biography of Hart Crane by Paul L. Mariani), which he recently finished shooting.

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