Whenever Anderson starts talking about his next intentions, people listen quickly, and the recent talk this week has a lot of people raising eyebrows. Anderson said to ScreenDaily that he is doing some writing for an adaptation of American author Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel, Inherent Vice.
Those who read Pynchon, who is best known for his 1973 postmodern epic Gravity’s Rainbow and The Crying of Lot 49, will be able to tell you that the idea of turning his books into film could be considered impossible, due to consistent digressions and unclear dialogues.
Inherent Vice however is often considered “Pynchon-lite,” and like many of Anderson’s films, takes place in California. The story revolves around a pothead LAPD detective who gets wrapped up in a mess of a plot that only Pynchon could draw up.
For now, with the opening week of The Master approaching, there is nothing tangible from Anderson towards the Inherent Vice project, and considering the amount of time that passes between Anderson films, we probably won’t be seeing anything for a long time – perhaps five years or so.
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