To the White Sea movie

Back in the early 2000s, before their one major career downturn, the Coen Brothers were planning to direct an adaptation of the novel To the White Sea, with Brad Pitt in the lead role. The story, based on the novel by James Dickey, follows an American gunner who parachutes into Tokyo from his burning plane during World War II, then makes his way across the frozen northern expanse of Japan in an attempt to reach the sea, and freedom.

The film didn’t happen, and the Coens had a couple of rough years with Intolerable Cruelty and The Ladykillers before rebounding in a big way with No Country for Old Men.

In the decade-plus since, To the White Sea has been untouched. Now Warner Bros. has the rights to adapt the film, and they’re starting from scratch. Read More »