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 an English language movie.
RT Features' Rodrigo Teixeira and Fernando Loureiro will produce the film.
The producing duo are putting the project out to directors aiming to find one "with the unique vision to fulfill on screen 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 long time 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."
Dylan's 15th studio album Blood on the Tracks was released by Columbia Records in January 1975.
Certified double Platinum in the U.S. and Gold in the U.K., the album topped the Billboard 200 chart for two weeks following its release and Rolling Stone listed the album in the Top 20 of all-time.
As part of a push into developing and producing English language films, RT Features is also setting up Strip, mounting it with Thunder Road Pictures, and The Games of 1940, a co-production with Kennedy/Marshall which will 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.
And in 2011 Heleno andThe Silver Cliff both secured slots during at the Toronto International Film Festival while O Abismo Prateado found its way onto the Cannes Directors' Fortnight roster.