Sandi Tan to Adapt ‘The Idiot’ Into a Feature Film Described as ‘Twilight’ Meets ‘Phantom Thread’ Meets ‘Call Me By Your Name’
Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 by Hoai-Tran Bui
It took 27 years, but Sandi Tan is finally a full-fledged filmmaker with a slew of projects lined up. And the next project may just be your favorite movie, if the Shirkers director’s elevator pitch actually comes to fruition.
Tan, who rocketed to fame following the release of last year’s indie documentary darling Shirkers, is directing the feature film adaptation of Elif Batuman‘s semi-autobigraphical novel The Idiot, which Tan excitedly describes as Twilight meets Phantom Thread, meets Call Me By Your Name, meets Vertigo, with a little dash of Lady Bird in there. Intrigued? So are we.