Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Film Adaptation of Martin Amis's London Fields Gets New Director

London Fields by Martin Amis

A film adaptation of Martin Amis's 1989 novel London Fields is set to move forward with a new director: Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth). "I am looking forward to this project because I have never directed a murder mystery before," he says. No production date was announced.

The book is set at the end of the millennium. There is a murderer, there is a murderee, and there is a foil. Everyone is always out there searching for someone and something, usually for a lover, usually for love. And this is a love story. But the murderee — Nicola Six — is searching for something and someone else: her murderer. She knows the time, she knows the place, she knows the motive, she knows the means. She just doesn't know the man. The murderer may be Keith Talent, a violent lowlife whose only passions are pornography and darts. Or is the killer the rich, honorable, and dimly romantic Guy Clinch?

It is a book in which the narrator, Samson Young, enters the Black Cross, a thoroughly undesirable public house, and finds the main players of his drama assembled … just waiting to begin.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter.)

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