>Kill Your Darlings

>
[Kulchur Magazine Cover: William S Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, morningside Heights, New York City December 1944. Ginsberg Collection]

We knew it wouldn’t be long before And the Hippos Were Boiled in their Tanks (penned by Kerouac and Burroughs) would find it’s way into some screenwriter’s hands, but didn’t expect it this quickly. This is the first any of us have heard about this one, so no interesting background to share I’m afraid. I can say that with producer Christine Vachon (Boys Don’t Cry, I’m Not There, Savage Grace) behind it, things are off to a very good start. Variety posted standard basic facts announcement yesterday, but for something a little more amusing, Queerty.com will not disappoint, tagging it as “a murder mystery where everyone is attractive and well-read.”

To be fair, the script is probably not drawn directly from Hippos since many people had written versions of the story, Ginsberg included, but this having just hit the stores last fall, the timing is at least curious.

On the other Beat film front, the film Howl is now in it’s second day of shooting in various locations throughout New York City. Our friends in London found these before we did.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks, Christine Vachon, Howl, Jack Kerouac, James Franco, William S Burroughs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s