Michael Chabon, book-to-film heavy hitter.
After his book Wonder Boys was made into a movie in 2000, Michael Chabon's work The Mysteries of Pittsburgh made it to audiences at this year's Sundance (I thought the movie was okay). A film version of his tome The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is currently in pre-production. Now there's news that yet another Michael Chabon novel will be adapted for screen, this time with the Coen Bros. handling the direction.
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
According to Variety, "Chabon sets up a contemporary scenario where Jewish settlers are about to be displaced by US government's plans to turn the frozen locale of Sitka, Alaska, over to Alaskan natives. Against this backdrop is a noir-style murder mystery in which a rogue cop investigates the killing of a heroin-addicted chess prodigy who might be the messiah."
It's a recipe for Awesome.
They're the Coen brothers, and they've been winning gazillions of awards for this year's No Country for Old Men. He's a bestselling author. I bet this movie will be awesome, though I haven't yet read The Yiddish Policemen's Union. Have you?