According to reports, David Milch
") has has entered into a multi-year deal with HBO and author William Faulkner
's estate to develop films/TV, based on Faulkner's books and short stories.
Milch and Lee Caplin
of Picture Entertainment Corp., will executive produce the projects, selecting which stories to develop, package and produce. Milch will also serve as executive writer.
HBO will get the first opportunity to finance, produce and distribute any Faulkner-based movies, miniseries or TV series.
American author Faulkner is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in fictional 'Yoknapatawpha County', based on 'Lafayette County', where Faulkner spent most of his childhood.
Faulkner received the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, while two of his others works, "A Fable" (1954) and his last novel "The Reivers
" (1962), both won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
In 1998, his 1929 novel "The Sound and the Fury
" was ranked sixth on a list of the