Kavalier and Clay movie on hold

Cinematical tracks down the latest on the proposed CAVALIER AND KLAY movie after author Michael Chabon posted some rather discouraging sounding things on his blog.

I was unable to find any further info in culling the usual sites for Chabon updates, so I went straight to the source — or the next best thing — Chabon’s wife, author Ayelet Waldman, who confirmed that … Kavalier and Clay “has not been greenlit.”


  1. Brian Spence says

    Although it’s a great book, I’m not sure it’s a great idea for a movie. I don’t know if I’d like seeing an edited down version. I never read Wonder Boys, but loved the movie. I wonder if the amount of material they had to cut from it is similar to what they’d have to do with K&C.

    It sure would be nice for people to get a glimpse of how comics got their start in America though.

  2. says

    I have to second what Brian Spence just said. The novel works great as a novel, but I”m not sure if it would work as well as a film.

  3. Primate says

    I have to disagree with the folks who think K&C wouldn’t work as a film. I thought the whole thing was very filmic, and practically begs for the treatment. What a shame, considering some of the dreck that actually makes it to the screen.

    And Brian, just an FYI, Wonder Boys the book is greta, but Wonder Boys the film is better. Hard to go wrong with Downey.

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