Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Trailer For Ethan Hawke's Predestination
Wibbly wobbly timey wimey trailer business
Chuck Palahniuk Announces Fight Club 2 Comic Book
Guess what we're talking about?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
27 June 2011
Coen Brothers Planning Musical Biopic?
Heading to 60s Greenwich Village...
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
I'm Not There (2007)
Empire Star Rating
Don't Look Back
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

RT Features Find Blood On The Tracks
Bob Dylan album to be movie-ised

05 April 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: RT Features (via Collider)

submit to reddit

RT Features Find Blood On The Tracks

We've had a couple of Bob Dylan films in recent years, in Martin Scorsese's brilliant documentary No Direction Home, and in Todd Haynes' oddball biopic I'm Not There, in which the iconic singer songwriter was played by Heath Ledger, Richard Gere, Christian Bale, Ben Whishaw, Cate Blanchett and Marcus Carl Franklin. Now, Brazilian production company RT Features has picked up the rights to Dylan's 1975 album Blood On The Tracks, with an eye to producing a "classic drama".

Blood On The Tracks was released in the fallout from Dylan's acrimonious separation from his first wife Sara, and its ten tracks are widely assumed to be inspired by that break-up. Jakob Dylan says the album is "my parents talking". Dylan himself once told an interviewer that he found it hard to fathom the album's popularity, since it implied "enjoying that type of pain," but he's also denied that it's in any way autobiographical. In his typically gnomic autobiography, he claims the songs are all inspired by Anton Chekhov.

Quite what shape the film will take remains to be seen. A relationship drama seems most likely, we guess, but some of the songs seem worthy of adaptation in their own right. The epic Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts has actually had two screenplays based on it in the past, although neither made it to the screen.

Producers Rodrigo Teixeira and Fernando Loureiro don't seem to be looking to Chekhov, but say, "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. As long-time admirers of one of the greatest albums in the history of music, we feel privileged to be making this film." 

Are they talking a lot of Idiot Wind? Are there Buckets Of Rain in store for them? Or will they find Shelter From The Storm, through a Simple Twist Of Fate? Give us your thoughts on how best to film Bob Dylan's fifteenth album in the comments below. 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

More Cast Enter Stallone's Tomb
Jones! D'Onofrio! Ryan! Fiddy!
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Director Matt Reeves Spills Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Secrets
What we learned from our Empire podcast spoiler special

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Kevin Feige Talks Ant-Man, Guardians Of The Galaxy And Doctor Strange
The Marvel boss updates us on the state of his cinematic universe

Keith Carradine On Keith Carradine
'Television is really the place to go if you want to do anything of substance now.'

Video: Gary Oldman And Keri Russell Talk Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Would you watch Carry On Up The Planet Of The Apes?

Director Charlie Siskel On Finding Vivian Maier: 'To Me, This Is A Great Detective Story'
The filmmaker discusses the process of unravelling the Maier mystery

Secret Cinema: Inside Story
The phenomenon’s creator, Fabien Riggall, gives us the skinny

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)