The son-in-law of Stanley Kubrick is shepherding a film treatment titled Lunatic at Large to the screen after he discovered it among Kubrik's storage trunks, the New York Times reported today (Tuesday). According to the newspaper, Kubrick had commissioned the treatment from noir Pulp novelist Jim Thompson in the 1950s, but it had become lost until the son-in-law, Philip Hobbs, discovered it after Kubrick's death in 1999. Hobbs told the Times, "I knew what it was right away, because I remember Stanley talking about 'Lunatic.' He was always saying he wished he knew where it was, because it was such a great idea." Veteran producer Edward R. Pressman (Phantom of the Paradise, Conan the Barbarian, Wall Street, The Crow) and London media company Finch & Partners are expected to announce today that the film will be directed by British TV director Chris Palmer from a finished script by Stephen R. Clarke.


31/10/2006