This year’s Daniel Clowes graphic novel Patience is being turned into a film, reports Deadline. Indie company Focus Features scooped up the rights to the New York Times best-seller. Published by Fantagraphics, Patience tells the story of Jack, whose wife Patience is murdered. Jack then falls into a void of depression, anger, and obsession with the murder. After ten years, he learns of a time travel procedure and then sets out to try and fix things. What follows is a trippy, surreal, mind-bending and psychedelic inspired exploration of what shapes our past, present, and future.
Clowes will be penning the script. He previously wrote Ghost World with director Terry Zwigoff, based on his original graphic novel. His other credits include his adaptation of his comic story Art School Confidential and the upcoming movie version of graphic novel Wilson, which was directed by Craig Johnson and stars Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern. Wilson is scheduled for release March 2017 by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Clowes’ other published works include the comic book series Eightball, the graphic novels David Boring, Ice Haven, The Death Ray, Like A Velvet Glove and the short story collection Caricature.