As everyone knows i’m a HUGE Coen Bros. fan and i just heard that their next project will be adapting Michael Chabon’s book The Yiddish Policeman’s Union.
I haven’t read this particular Chabon book, but i have read Wonder Boys and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay which are both really good. You can bet your ass i’ll be reading Policeman’s Union very soon though.
The Coen brothers who are the forerunner for taking home another Best Picture Oscar this year with another adaptation in No Country For Old Men certainly have some good material here. Here’s a blurb about the book where you can definitely see the insanity:
“Chabon sets up a contemporary scenario where Jewish settlers are about to be displaced by U.S. government’s plans to turn the frozen locale of Sitka, Alaska, over to Alaskan natives. Against this backdrop is a noir-style murder mystery in which a rogue cop investigates the killing of a heroin-addicted chess prodigy who might be the messiah.”