This news is from an unofficial source so keep that in mind!
“Christopher Young will score Bruce Robinson’s adaption of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel The Rum Diary starring Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckart and Giovanni Ribisi. The Rum Diary marks the second collaboration of Robinson and Young after Jennifer Eight. The movie is set to be released in 2010 and tells the story of Paul Kemp (Depp), a freelance journalist who finds himself at a critical turning point in his life while writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean.”
Just received a heads up on this very exciting project. Many thanks to Rupe for spotting this and getting in touch!
So why I am so excited? How does a spoken word album of The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, starring Tim Robbins as Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman as … well, Ralph Steadman, sound to your Gonzo ears? Believe it or not the project is almost finished and should be coming to light by either the end of the year or early 2010 on Paris Records. Michael Minzer, founder of Paris Records, recently discussed the project with the Evergreenreview, and by the sounds of it we are in for a real treat.
According to Minzer, Robbins’ take on Hunter is the best he has ever heard. He is also thinking of releasing the record on vinyl only, at least for its initial release. Whatever form the release does take it will include previously unpublished photos taken by Steadman at the Derby in 1970!
I want this now!
Check out the entire interview with Michael Minzer here, you have to scroll down half way to read about the project and see a photo of Ralph and Tim recording their parts.
Just a quick update because I am blind as a bat here at the moment. Anita has a lengthy update over at OwlFarmBlog which I am sure you will all find very interesting. It is good to hear that The Red Shark is still prowling the twisted roads of Woody Creek.
Also Wayne Ewing recalls the time he spent with Hunter & Benicio Del Toro at the Chateau Marmont over at his new vlog. Sounds like an interesting trip, I’m sure the staff there will never forget Mr. Green.
Ok for now and slowly on the mend,