Milk director Gus Van Sant will team up with Bret Easton Ellis to form their own non-literal suicide pact to write the screenplay adaptation of the Vanity Fair article The Golden Suicides by Nancy Jo Sales, which has been acquired by Palm Star Entertainment, Celluloid Dreams and K5 Film.
The Golden Suicides, for those who aren’t familiar, is the story about Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake, a couple who both committed suicide in July of 2007, within one week of each other. Duncan was a blogger and video game designer, Blake an up and coming digital artist who had done the dream sequences for the movie Punch Drunk Love. The Wit Continuum will keep following up with any progress on this film: searching for film updates, casting, and release date projections. Right now it appears that what I had blogged before as the “talks” of this being written into a screenplay are now officially in the writing stages. Let’s hope these two have the chops to make it Duncanology worthy.