Nick Cave is no stranger to the big screen. Along with fellow Bad Seed Warren Ellis, he's scored 'The Assassination of Jesse James' and 'The Road,' penned the scripts to 'The Proposition' and a forthcoming feature entitled 'The Death of a Ladies Man' and even dabbled as an actor, popping up in Wim Wenders' 1987 film 'Wings of Desire' as well as ' Jesse James.' But when we spoke to him about his new novel, we were certain that he had aspirations to translate the adventures of his main character 'Bunny Munro' into a film.
He said that's not so -- instead, Cave is shooting for the small screen. "I want to do a TV series or at least like a three-part TV series," Cave tells Spinner. "You can go deeper with TV in a way, within actually creating a character. You have more time to live with the character."Cave envisions the series to be broken up into the three parts that coincide with the book's sections: 'The Cocksman,' 'The Salesman' and 'Deadman.' Cave suggests that the nature of film makes it so "You've got to get to the meat of the matter.
The wisdom is, 'you get in, come in at the last minute and get out as quickly as possible with a scene," he says. "You don't have the time to kind of sit with a character, and in TV you do.
"Indeed, Cave's character Bunny Munro isn't exactly headed for an image award nomination anytime soon, but with TV as Cave's preferred medium could let viewers get a better grasp of who this twisted fella is.
"I have a character do some really bad stuff, then sort of pull them back and then you kind of like them again," he says. "There's a real kind of tug that goes on with your relationship with a character in TV that you just don't really have the time for in a film."