Written by: FFT Webmaster | July 13th, 2011
Roger Avary, who shared an Oscar with Quentin Tarantino for the script for the cult classic PULP FICTION, has been out of the Hollywood scene for several years, culminating in a year spent in prison in 2010 for vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving, following a car crash which killed Avary’s girlfriend. He is now back to work, having been tapped by producer John Langley (BROOKLYN’S FINEST, LEAVES OF GRASS) to adapt the William Faulkner novel SANCTUARY for the big screen. The novel, published in the 1930s, was quite controversial for its time, spinning a Southern gothic tale of sex, crime and murder. The gritty pulp story seems a perfect fit for Avary, who made some noise in the 1990s as the writer/director of such films as KILLING ZOE and RULES OF ATTRACTION. This steamy film could be the writer/director’s comeback.