Darko Entertainment Adapting I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Darko Entertainment, Richard Kelly's newly launched production company, has signed on to adapt the bestselling book "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" written by Tucker Max. Any book with a title like that deserves to be adapted. The book is composed of various short stories narrated by the author surrounding his real-life testosterone and sex-fueled escapades. The film will be a loose adaptation of the story The Austin Road Trip, where Tucker and his friends head off on an impromptu trip to celebrate their friend's bachelor party. Tucker abandons his friends in the pursuit of sex and ends up getting getting banned from the wedding. This definitely sounds like a fun film that will be interesting to watch come together.
The film is being adapted by Tucker Max and newcomer Nils Parker. Bob Gosse, of Niagara, Niagara and Julie Johnson, will direct. Shooting is set to begin in July in Shreveport, Louisiana. Darko's Sean McKittrick commented on the acquisition, saying, "Richard, Ted and I all appreciated Tucker's gonzo style of writing in his book and had long been following the project. The story's uniqueness appealed to our own sensibilities of storytelling." The book has stayed on the New York Times bestseller list since its debut in 2006.
Tucker explains why he chose to go with Darko over other production companies. "We went with Darko over everyone else for many reasons, the main one being exactly what I wrote about here: They not only 'got' the creative vision behind the movie, but they were basically the only company that, when I talked to them, I didn’t feel I was dealing with financiers, I felt I was talking to actual artists." It's geat to hear that Richard Kelly's company has such a strong vision and creative team behind it. I'm looking forward to seeing this film, as well as Kelly's The Box, as they develop over the next few months. Has anyone read "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell"? Is it any good?