Peter Greenaway (“The Pillow Book,” “The Baby of Macon”) is planning to direct “Food for Love”, a new film adaptation of German author Thomas Mann’s “Death in Venice” says Screen Daily.
The book follows a revered author named Gustav who is staying in Venice and becomes obsessed handsome young teenager named Tadzio.
As a cholera epidemic engulfs the city, Gustav sacrifices his dignity and ultimately his life to this infatuation, despite the pair never talking or touching – only exchanging glances. Luchino Visconti adapted the book previously in 1971.
Filming will take place partly in Venice. Kees Kasander will produce and claims the tone is akin to Greenaway’s most famous work “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover”.