Vampires in Mississippi

Via GreenCine Daily, news of an unproduced screenplay by William Faulkner about vampires, leading people to call the film, “William Faulkner’s Nosferatu.” Faulkner’s daughter discovered the screenplay among the novelist’s papers a few years ago, and producer Lee Caplin wants to make the movie, transferring the film’s setting from Eastern Europe to the deep South. Sounds like the film is a long way from being made, but I’d be incredibly curious to see the film get made, if only because I wrote a master’s thesis on Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying.

In other Faulkner news (in the same article), Oprah Winfrey wants to film Faulkner’s Light in August, which I think is a really bad idea. Not so much because it’s Oprah but because I think a lot would get lost in adapting such a sprawling novel to the big screen. Okay, maybe I’m a little worried about Oprah.

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