Francis Ford Coppola’s William Faulkner’s Dracula
Posted by: Keir Graff
As I’ve said before, I’m nothing if not untimely. But a good story is a good story, even if I’m an eternity-on-the-Internet 20 days late. Daniel Kraus, Associate Editor of American Libraries, forwarded this to me, saying that I’d probably read it already and that it was probably too old to mention (and that was a week ago). No on both counts, Dan.
From Who’s ready for William Faulkner’s ‘Nosferatu’? (Los Angeles Times):
But here’s the kicker: Faulkner, the Pulitzer and Nobel prize-winning writer of “As I Lay Dying,” “Light in August,” and “Absalom! Absalom!,” had harvested his astonishing talent to write … a vampire film.
Even more amazing, somebody’s planning to film it. But because it’s Faulkner, they plan to change the setting from “an anonymous Eastern European location” to the Deep South.
As long as they don’t name the vampire “Vlad Snopes.”