A Coyote's On The Filmset

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Guardian Unlimited Film | Interviews | Detroit spinner

At the end of this Guardian piece about Elmore Leonard's opinion of the movies made from his books, he confesses that his children's novel, A Coyote's In The House, was written with half an eye to adaptation for the big screen:

Despite vowing never to write another screenplay - "you're thrown into this situation with all these people who think they know how to write movies" - even Leonard's impressive first children's book, A Coyote's In The House (Puffin), was written with an adaptation in mind.

"It was, as a matter of fact," he admits. "We have already offered it to animation companies like Disney. They like the story but they say, 'There's not enough sentimentality: there's not a soft little character that you can feel sorry for.'" Leonard laughs at the very idea. "I don't write that," he says. "But if that's what they want to film..."

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