Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ Album to Be Made Into a Movie
Brazilian production banner RT Features buys film adaptation rights to 1975 Platinum selling record.
LONDON -- Brazil-based international production banner RT Features has strummed up the rights to adapt Bob Dylan’s seminal 1975 album Blood on the Tracks into a movie.
RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira and Fernando Loureiro will produce the English-language film.
The producing duo are putting the project out to directors aiming to find one “with the unique vision to fulfill onscreen what Dylan accomplished in the studio with such well-known songs 'Tangled Up in Blue,' 'Simple Twist of Fate' and 'Shelter From the Storm.' "
"As longtime admirers of one of the greatest albums in the history of music, we feel privileged to be making this film,” said Teixeira. “Our goal is to work with a filmmaker who can create a classic drama with characters and an environment that capture the feelings that the album inspires in all fans."
Blood on the Tracks, Dylan’s 15th studio album, was released by Columbia Records in January 1975. Certified double platinum in the U.S. and gold in the U.K., the LP topped the Billboard 200 chart for two weeks, and Rolling Stone listed the album in its top 20 of all time.
As part of a push into developing and producing English-language films, RT Features also is setting up Strip, mounting it with Thunder Road Pictures, and The Games of 1940, a co-production with Kennedy/Marshall to be written by David Seidler and Luca Manzi.
RT Features has produced Portuguese-language movies including Romeo and Juliet Get Married for Vanguard Cinema as well as 2007’s Drained, which was selected for official competition at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2011, RT's Heleno and The Silver Cliff secured slots during at the Toronto International Film Festival and O Abismo Prateado found its way onto the Directors’ Fortnight roster at Cannes.