Tim Sullivan (“2001 Maniacs”) is set to write, direct and produce an adaptation of Ray Manzarek’s 2002 novel “The Poet in Exile” for his Clubhouse Entertainment production banner reports Variety.
Manzarek was a keyboardist and co-founder of The Doors and the story explores the urban legend that his bandmate Jim Morrison is still alive, having staged his death in 1971. He soon contacts Manzarek from his hiding place in the Seychelles Islands to embark on one final journey of rock ‘n’ roll rebellion.
Sullivan, “Chillerama” producer Gavin Heffernan and New Mexico poet-author Liz Sullivan co-wrote the script. Sullivan, Heffernan, Brian McCulley, John Crockett, Adam Robitel and Paul Ward will all produce.
Manzarek will produce and score the project and may cameo but will not portray himself in the film. Shooting will kick off next year.