On the Road: On the Screen

The classic book by Jack Kerouac that captures the spirit of the Beat Generation will finally be brought to the screen by Francis Ford Coppola and Walter Salles. Walter Salles is the filmmaker behind the critically acclaimed Motorcycle Diaries about the revolutionary Che Guevara. Coppola, who at one time considered taking the helm himself, has spent years trying to get On the Road off the ground since acquiring the rights in 1979. Over time, he's hired various screenwriters to take a crack at the project, but to no avail.