When the screen adaptation of Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s “Rum Diary” hits theaters on Friday (Oct. 28), this marks the third such film based on the life and works prolific author.
This most recent iteration follows Johnny Depp as journalist Paul Kemp who moves from New York to Puerto Rico for a more relaxed lifestyle. In typical Thompson fashion, his travels involves a lot of drinking, drugs and misadventures. The films also features Amber Heard as the love interest and Aaron Eckhart as Heard’s fiancee.
While the film is drawing so-so reviews, only getting a 47 percent favorable rating on Rottentomatoes.com, fans of the late Dr. Thompson can look forward to future big-screen adaptations given the vast collection of work.
But this got us thinking, which book deserves to be a movie next?