Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel “Patience” was praised by critics and spent 19 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller List. Now, Focus Features has announced that it has acquired the film rights to the book, with Clowes to pen the script.
“Patience” follows Jack, a man whose wife Patience is murdered and then falls into a deep pit of anger, grief and guilt. After ten years go by, he discovers a time machine that will allow him to fix the past and then plunges himself into a psychedelic journey through Patience’s past and the events that shaped her into the woman he knew and loved.
No additional details about the film were announced.
Clowes is an Academy Award nominee in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for 2001’s “Ghost World,” based on his comic, which he scripted with director Terry Zwigoff.
He’s also known for his “Art School Confidential” screenplay, his comic series “Eightball” and “David Boring.” Clowes also wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of his graphic novel “Wilson,” which stars Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern and will be released in March 2017.