“There’s a guy writing a script right now”
I wonder if that guy is still Tony Grisoni.
“The idea is to take one of his last stories and put him as a character in the story. A lot of his stories were about reality getting bent around, so we’re trying to do that.”
I suppose it depends on what you mean by 'getting bent around' but I think I get what you're saying.
Besides doing a minimum of research (literally, the article links to wikipedia's synopsis of The Owl in Daylight), the writers (they refer to themselves as 'we' and the scary thing is I think they're implying that MTV.com is a 'royal we') manage to make a statement by asking a question:
"We’ve long been a fan of the author, but what’s with the sudden fascination into his life?"
“Well he was mentally ill in a lot of ways and he had lots of problems; he was married many times, was paranoid about a lot of things,” Giamatti explained. “Strange guy. He had a very interesting, complicated life.”
I think these last comments say the most about the approach they're taking with this project. What do you think?