Thursday, October 13, 2011
Friday, July 16, 2010
Concrete Island, the 1974 novel written by J. G. Ballard, is likely to be adapted into a movie in a not too distant future.The story is a twisted adaptation of Robinson Crusoe about a man stuck in, Director Brad Anderson expressed indeed his interest in bringing Concrete island to the big screen:
"The story's protagonist, Robert Maitland, a wealthy architect, finds himself stranded in a manmade 'island' (a section of fenced-off wasteland in the middle of a motorway intersection) between the Westway and M4 Motorway in West London, forced to survive on only what is in his crashed Jaguar and what he is able to find. As his condition degrades, it soon becomes difficult to determine whether Maitland is finding sanity or watching his mind fall apart as he finds companions on the island and eventually decides to remain there and forsake his former life."
Haven't read the novel yet, but the premise sounds quite interesting. Now I want to check it out, and I'd definitely love to watch a Concrete Island movie!