Oliver Stone begins shooting an adaptation of Don Winslow’s novel, Savages (S&S, 2010; Audio, Tantor) next month. Meanwhile, Winslow has been hired to write a prequel, which will be published by Simon and Schuster, and will come out around the time of the movie, in 2012. According to Deadline, Savages screenwriter Shane Salerno came up with the idea. No news about whether it is being planned as a separate film.

The cast for the movie is filled with big names; John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Emile Hirsch, Salma Hayek, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson and Benicio Del Toro.


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