Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Still More “Savages”

From Carolyn Kellogg of the Los Angeles Times’ Jacket Copy blog comes this very interesting item about a writer I’ve raved about before:
Mystery writer Don Winslow is getting an unexpected bonus out of Oliver Stone’s adaptation of his book “Savages,” about pot growers in Southern California getting in too deep.

First, the film begins shooting next month with the Oscar-winning director at the helm. With Stone comes a star-heavy cast, including John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Emile Hirsch, Salma Hayek, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson and Benicio Del Toro.

So what’s the bonus? Winslow is now writing a prequel to “Savages,” an idea that came out of working with Stone and screenplay co-author Shane Salerno, Deadline Hollywood reports. Not coincidentally, the new prequel will be published by Simon & Schuster around the time of the film’s release in 2012.
You’ll find the whole post here.

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Speaking of good thrillers, installment 36 of my serial novel, Forget About It: The First Al Zymer Senile Detective Mystery, has just gone up. An archive of previous chapters is here.

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