Baz Luhrmann To Adapt “Master And Margarita”

Baz Luhrmann To Adapt Master And Margarita

Currently prepping to direct his untitled Elvis Presley project at Warner Bros. Pictures, filmmaker Baz Luhrmann is already lining up his next effort – securing the film rights to Mikhail Bulgakov’s cult Russian novel “The Master and Margarita”.

A passion project for Luhrmann who is eyeing it as a possible directorial vehicle, the work is considered one of the masterpieces of the 20th century – a space and time-spanning love story with elements of Faust and the Crucifixion mixed into a devastating satire of Soviet society.

Written in the darkest period of Stalin’s regime and banned in the author’s lifetime, a censored edition was finally published in 1960 and became a worldwide literary phenomenon – selling over 100 million copies worldwide.

Natalia Rogal, Svetlana Migunova-Dali and Grace Loh will produce. The film comes as Luhrmann’s Broadway musical based on his “Moulin Rouge” has become the biggest Broadway hit in years – grossing more than $2 million per week. Luhrmann’s Elvis project begins production in February in Australia.

Source: Deadline