Wanted Director Takes on Moby Dick
Posted on September 23, 2008The Russian director of the film Wanted is taking on Moby Dick as his next project.
One thing's for sure: it will be action-packed, if the film Wanted is any indication of how this director likes to do things.Call him Ishmael. Or rather, Timur Bekmambetov. The Russian director of Wanted is to take charge of a modern day "graphic novel-style" adaptation of Herman Melville's classic of brooding obsession on the high seas, Moby Dick.
Out goes the original novel's first-person structure, which famously descends into an array of wildly diverse narrative styles and structures by the end of the book, while the original's misanthropic, cetacean-hating Captain Ahab will apparently be more of a heroic figure. So not really that much like Moby Dick at all then.