The brief synopsis for Lethem's book reads like a complete Lynchian mindf--k. In a futuristic vision of San Francisco and Oakland, detective Conrad Metcalf enters a labyrinthian world of drugs, "baby-heads", bestiality and gun-wielding kangaroo mobsters when a man puts him on the case of a murdered urologist. There's a lot more sci-fi, hard-boiled weirdness involved (karma transactions on debit cards, "slaveboxes") in what looks to be the next book this blogger will likely purchase.
But for those who are already familiar with Gun..., let's play the speculation game: Who would you want to see on the right creative team for this project? Fancher seemed like a pretty solid choice for a screenwriter, although now that the film rights have changed hands, it's unlikely he'll get another crack at the script. As far as directors go, may I humbly suggest Terry Gilliam?
(via The Hollywood Reporter)