Jonathan Lethem's cult sci-fi novel GUN, WITH OCCASIONAL MUSIC is back in the movie adaptation spotlight, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER . Since its release in 1994, the book has been making the development rounds in Hollywood. Now producers Gabe and Alan Polsky want to give it a go themselves.
The story mixes a film noir detective story with futuristic sci-fi. Set in Oakland and San Francisco, a private eye investigates the murder of an influential urologist. The novel includes hyper-intelligent children called baby-heads, animal evolution, sexual nerve sharing, karma-filled debt cards, and a kangaroo mobster.
Previously director Alan J. Pakula had been circling the project with Hampton Fancher adapting a script.