Hollywood to Sex-Up Moby Dick

Tuesday, September 23 by

I read Herman Melville’s classic story of aquatic revenge back when I was in high school. And by "read" I mean I had a comic book version like the one from Major League that I used to get the basic idea and then just faked my way through class. Now, kids will have another option when it comes to cheating and it will be a flashy, comic-style Moby Dick movie directed by Timur Bekmambetov, who also did Wanted.

If you’re a hardcore literary nerd, you might want to cover your eyes with a copy of Dubliners because it sounds like the movie is going to stray pretty far from the page. In a quote given to Variety, co-writer Adam Cooper said, ""This is an opportunity to take a timeless classic and capitalize on the advances in visual effects to tell what at its core is an action-adventure revenge story." That means we’ll get to see Moby tear shit up before his final showdown with Ahab. Maybe they can change it so Ahab has to curve his harpoon shot in order to hit the whale, then catch up to him in some kind of tricked out sport boat. You know, this might not be so bad after all.

From: Variety

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