Frank Miller Adapting Trouble Is My Business for Clive Owen
Author Frank Miller will be adapting another film, this time Raymond Chandler's novel "Trouble Is My Business" as a film for Clive Owen to star in. Owen has chosen partly because it provides him with a similar chance (as Sin City) to frame the narrative with a compelling voiceover, using Chandler's hardboiled prose as hard-drinking private eye Philip Marlowe cracks cases, busts heads and romances femme fatales in 1940s Los Angeles.
Clive Owen commented on the choice, stating "Frank Miller knows more about noir than anyone I have ever met, and clearly the writing of Raymond Chandler has been an enormous influence on his life and his work. Miller adapting Chandler seemed like a perfect match."
As for what is meant exactly be adapting, I have yet to decipher the report from Variety. I'm sure someone can soon clarify, but I don't know if that just means writing the screenplay or also directing it as well. Either way, sounds like a good project to look forward to in the coming years.