Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov will help screenwriters Adam Cooper and Bill Collage reimagine the classic Herman Melville tale, Moby Dick, for the big screen. The writers hope to bring a "graphic novel sensibility" to the "action-adventure revenge story." Variety continues:
The writers revere Melville's original text, but their graphic novel-style version will change the structure. Gone is the first-person narration by the young seaman Ishmael, who observes how Ahab’s obsession with killing the great white whale overwhelms his good judgment as captain.
This change will allow them to depict the whale's decimation of other ships prior to its encounter with Ahab’s Pequod, and Ahab will be depicted more as a charismatic leader than a brooding obsessive.
As Cooper quipped, "Our vision isn't your grandfather’s Moby Dick." Indeed.
Does this sound awesome to you? Or ridiculous?