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Screenwriter (finally) turns book author

Charlie Kaufman has sold his first novel to Grand Central, with no plot revealed, not even a hint.

And it’s about time! For those of you who have been living under a rock, the super talented screenwriter is best known for Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Being John Malcovich. Frankly, I’m surprised it’s taken him this long to dip his toes into book publishing. His screenplays are some of the most powerful I’ve ever read, and I really can’t wait to see what he does with a new format.

Oh, and check out this clever article from the AV Club!

We’re always talking about books being turned into movies – but what about the other way around? What movies would you like to see turned into books? Or better yet, what screenwriters would you like to see write their first novel?

9 Responses to Screenwriter (finally) turns book author

  1. That’s super cool! I can already get a sense of what the feel of his book will probably be like, even if we have no idea of the plot.

    Although I loved the visual effects, I did wonder what the narrative of Inception would be like if it were a book.

  2. Tamara says:

    Sam Shepard. No, wait! Too late. :-)

    And I can’t wait to experience whatever Charlie Kaufman creates!

  3. I don’t know how well he’d translate, but Quentin Tarantino might be amusing.

  4. Brian Taylor says:

    What film do I think would make a good book? I think 2007’s Sunshine directed by Danny Boyle. The mission to jump start a dying sun sabotaged by a renegade madman would be an interesting read. The movie was pretty darn good but I bet a novel or two would be even better.

  5. Wren says:

    How ironic, I just sent that idea to Miss Stacey 9 days ago! After reading Cold Mountain and Lord Of The Rings, I refused to see the movies so not to taint my visualization. I had no interest in Harry Potter or Twilight, but after a free ticket to the second movie of both series, I not only had to see all the movies but had to have all the books!!!!

  6. Julia Pierce says:

    I would love to see the Underworld movies as novels. I think they were originally comics? Every time I watch them, I think- man, I want to read this book!

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