For those who have read and are avid fans of Daniel Clowes’ much acclaimed graphic novel ‘Patience,’ you may soon get to see a big screen adaption of the comic, written by none other than Clowes himself. It seems Focus Features has acquired the film rights to according to an announcement made this past Tuesday, a move they are particularly excited about, as expressed by their president of production, Jim Burke during the statement:
“Daniel’s story is beautifully imagined. As with all of his works, it is vivid and affecting. Patience will be a thrilling, funny, and moving exploration of emotions we’ve all experienced.”
The story itself is about a grieving widower named Jack who finds a time machine, and realizes that he might be able to go back and fix things for the wife he lost 10 years earlier (named Patience), an event which stuck him in a dark period of grief and misery. The resulting journey is mind-blowing for both the reader and for Jack, as he discovers the events of Patience’s life that shaped her into he woman he loved.
It is exciting that Clowes is writing the screenplay as well, for not only is he gifted with his graphic novel work, but he has already been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for ‘Ghost World,’ a script he wrote with Terry Zwigoff which was also based on a comic he wrote. He also has another movie coming out soon named ‘Wilson’ which he adapted from his comic of the same name which will be released in March of 2017, and if it proves as successful as ‘Ghost World,’ expectations for ‘Patience’ will be running very high indeed, as Clowes will have truly proven himself as a consistent talent in the industry.
Are you excited to see ‘Patience’ coming to the big screen, or are you worried it might be a difficult story to adapt, even for the original writer? Feel free to share your thoughts on the matter in the comments below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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