Monday, June 11, 2007

Van Sant Trips Out On "Electric Kool-Aid"

Author Tom Wolfe's 'hallucinogenic tome' "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" is being adapted for the big screen, under the direction of Gus "Drugstore Cowboy"Van Sant.

Lance "Big Love" Black will write the screenplay.

FilmColony's Richard Gladstein will produce.

Premise of the book follows a cross-country road trip, led by author Ken "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" Kesey and his 'Merry Pranksters'.

Driving in a bus from California to New York in 1964, Kesey used the trip as a way to promote the 'mind-expanding' properties of LSD.