Plans To Remake Faulkner’s Dust

William Faulkner’s 1948 suspense novel “Intruder in the Dust” is getting a cinematic remake a full sixty years after the first film adaptation in 1949 reports the trades.

The Nobel Prize-winning author’s novel focuses on a black man in rural Mississippi falsely accused of shooting a white neighbor in the back.

The imprisoned man must stave off a lynch mob with the help of an unlikely band of locals who search for the evidence that will prove his innocence.

“Dust” was first adapted to film by director Clarence Brown for MGM in 1949. Production on the new project by Picture Entertainment and Plum Pictures is expected to begin in 2009.