The director of the Cormac McCarthy novel adaptation The Road, has already got two major projects waiting in the wings. According to Variety, John Hillcoat and screenwriter Joe Penhall are looking to adapt the Gallic heist film, La bonne année. The film centers on a recently released ex-con, and their looking for Bond, James Bond to star as the lead.
Penhall is in negotiations with Daniel Craig to star in the English remake of La bonne année. The film centers on an ex-con who hatches a plan to rob jewelers in Cannes. The original was made in 1973 by director Claude Lelouch, and could mark the third time Craig has worked with Penhall. The first occurrence was with the 2000 film Some Voices, and the second was 2004′s Enduring Love.
Hillcoat and Penhall are also looking to adapt another novel for the big screen, and they’re focusing on Nick Cave‘s The Death of Bunny Munro. The book centers on a sex-obsessed traveling salesman on his final road trip. Cave previously worked with the duo on The Road as the composer for the film’s score.
Talk about keeping it all in the family. Is there anything these three can’t do? We’ve got a director-screenwriter-novelist-composer all on one film. I need to step it up a notch.
What do you think about Daniel Craig starring as an ex-con? Are you a fan of The Death of Bunny Munro?