To bring to the cinema the book almost of the same name as the American writer, the German director Tom Tykwer.
Written and produced in 2016 by the German director Tom tykwer, Waiting for the king is the film adaptation of a novel almost of the same name signed by the famous American writer Dave Eggers, “A hologram for the king”published in Italy by Mondadori. The protagonist of the film is Tom hanks.
The King’s Waiting Plot
Adam Clay (Hanks) is a middle-aged, divorced, and bankrupt American businessman. His last chance to recover, at least financially, is to obtain the contract for the supply of a holographic teleconferencing system in three dimensions for a futuristic city under construction in the desert of Saudi Arabia by the will of the king. Arrived on the spot, in a country so different from her, Adam will discover that
the city of the future is a workshop, open on the sky buried by the sand, and that of the king, who should present his products there is no trace, and none of his employees seem to know when you present.
Spend long days in the hands of the sovereign, and Adam became good friends with his driver, Yousef, and with a handsome doctor by the name of Zahra.
Dave Eggers and cinema
Considered one of the most important names in contemporary American literature Dave Eggers he is indicated on the international scene with his beautiful first novel “The poignant work of a formidable genius”and over the years, in addition to publishing numerous novels and essays, he became known as editor of the literary review Mc sweeney’s and as the initiator of several projects related to the teaching of creative writing in American schools.
Waiting for the king is the first of two films based on his novels: the second is The Circlerealized in 2017 from James Ponsoldt and interpreted again by Hanks and Emma Watsonadaptation of the book of the same name released in Italy by Mondadori with the title “The circle”.
But before Eggers he had however worked for the cinema on several occasions: in 2009, with his wife Vendela Vidahe wrote the script for American Lifethe beautiful film Sam Mendes played by John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph; in the same year Eggers he had written with the director Spike Jonze the scenario of where wild things arefilm adaptation of the eponymous and world famous children’s book Maurice Sendakand from this script Eggers it then turned into a novel. He was then the author of the subject of Promised landthe film Gus Van Sant written and played by John Krasinski and Matt Damon.
Tom Hanks, Eggers and Tykwer
Hanks – who in turn, in addition to being the actor we all know, he collects typewriters and published in 2017 a collection of short stories, published in Italy by Bompiani with the title “Non-current types” “He was a fan of” Eggers before this movie, and The circle. In 2012, in fact, had published a very positive review right “A hologram for the king”.
With Tom tykwerbefore Waiting for the kingto this he worked in 2012 in science fiction Cloud atlasthis has nothing to do with the literature of Eggers instead it was based on the book “The Atlas of Clouds” of David Mitchell.
Waiting for the King: the trailer for the film with Tom Hanks