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Hunter S. Thompson Movie The Curse Of Lono Gets Director

Another one of Hunter S. Thompson's misadventures is coming to life.

Deadline reports that Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink will helm an adaptation of Thompson's 1983 book The Curse of Lono. Much like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the book is Thompson's first-person account of a journalism assignment that's laced with drugs and his own gonzo approach to writing.

In the book, Thompson is sent on assignment to Hawaii to cover the 1980 Honolulu Marathon for Running magazine. He takes along his collaborator, illustrator Ralph Steadman, and Thompson meets a man who seems to have connections to the local drug trade. The pair end up on a drug-fueled journey to the sacred City of Refuge.

Johnny Depp played Thompson in Terry Gilliam's 1998 adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, but there's no word about who will play Thompson in The Curse of Lono. Filming is expected to begin sometime next year.

Pink, who directed both 2010's Hot Tub Time Machine and the 2015 sequel, also co-wrote the John Cusack flicks Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity.