Bob Dylan’s 15th studio album, the excellent Blood on the Tracks, is about to be turned into a movie. Grey Water Productions, who produced Todd Haynes’ Dylan-inspired feature I’m Not There, have sold the rights to the film, although no writer or director is attached to the project (yet).
“Our goal is to work with a filmmaker who can create a classic drama with characters and an environment that capture the feelings that the album inspires in all fans,” said producer Rodrigo Teixeira of RT Features, the Brazil-based company that will be behind the production when/if it emerges.
"As long time admirers of one of the greatest albums in the history of music, we feel privileged to be making this film,” continued Teixeira. It’s hard to say whether this is a good or bad idea—It will certainly be a difficult project to bring to the big screen, although at this early stage it seems just as likely that this will disappear without a trace. After all, as 24Bit points out, whatever happened to the film adaptation based on the Knocked Out Loaded song “Brownsville Girl”? [via Hollywood Reporter]