November 04, 2002

EASY RIDERS, MAN: According to

EASY RIDERS, MAN: According to Entertainment Weekly, a movie version is in the works of one of the best all-time books about Hollywood, Peter Biskind's "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls." On the heels of the success of a similar book-based documentary, Robert Evans' "The Kid Stays in the Picture," the film will be directed by documentarian (and Super Mario Bros. villain) Ken Bowser.
I'm looking forward to this movie and will see it, but the book was so good and so loaded with fascinating information about '70s Hollywood that I really can't invision a faithful movie version that would be less than 6 hours long. I always hoped they would make one of those 10-hour HBO mini-series ("The Late Shift" meets "Band of Brothers"), though I figured it impossible since Spielberg figures prominantly in the book and would likely put the kibosh on any movie. But thankfully we'll get something rather than nothing.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 4, 2002 06:07 PM
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