We’ve heard from a couple of reliable sources that last week’s rumored collaboration between Oliver Stone and Vincent Bugliosi for a big-screen reboot of Helter Skelter was just that — a rumor. But apparently Bugliosi’s involvement with Charlie Manson is far from over as he IS attached to the upcoming Taming the Beast as an Executive Creative Consultant.
Manson followers are probably familiar with the novel Taming the Beast: Charles Manson’s Life Behind Bars, which was co-written by Edward George, who was Charles Manson’s prison counselor for eight years during the late 1970’s/early 1980’s, and Dary Matera, an author and newspaper columnist who specializes in real-life casebooks. Producer Thurane Aung Khin adapted the screenplay from the book and dropped us a line with a link to the Taming the Beast MySpace page, according to which Jeremy Davies of “Lost” was at one time approached to portray Manson.
We’ll have more on the project as things progress.
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