David Vann’s Aquarium Optioned For Feature Film
Hot on the heel’s of Ang Lee’s latest project Long Halftime Walk, production company the Ink Factory have optioned David Vann’s recently published novel Aquarium with plans to adapt it into a feature film. Looking to begin production in 2016, Aquarium is to be produced for the Ink Factory by Rhodri Thomas with Simon and Stephen Cornwell executive producing.
Twelve-year-old Caitlin lives alone with her mother -a docker at the local container port – in subsidized housing next to an airport in Seattle. Each day, while she waits to be picked up after school, Caitlin visits the local aquarium to study the fish. Gazing at the creatures within the watery depths, Caitlin accesses a shimmering universe beyond her own. When she befriends an old man at the tanks one day, who seems as enamoured of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a dark family secret and propels her once-blissful relationship with her mother toward a precipice of terrifying consequence.
In crystalline, chiselled yet graceful prose, Aquarium takes us into the heart of a brave young girl whose longing for love and capacity for forgiveness transforms the damaged people around her. Relentless and heart-breaking, primal and redemptive, Aquarium is a transporting story from one of the best American writers of our time.