“The number one question I get asked is, ‘Do you think Jim Morrison’s really dead?’” says Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist of The Doors. In response, Manzarek wrote the novel The Poet in Exile, which imagines Morrison coming out of hiding forty years after his staged death in 1971. Tim Sullivan (Driftwood) has optioned the rights to the novel with plans to write and direct the adaptation. Sullivan will co-write the script with Gavin Heffernan (Chillerama) and Liz Sullivan (Icons and Outcasts). Manzarek will produce.
The casting process should be fun. Who would you want to see play a 67-year-old Jim Morrison? Full pres release after the jump.