Hunter S. Thompson :: The Playboy Archives

I picked up Hunter S. Thompson's The Rum Diary upon its '98 release and then kept up with tales of a supposed film adaptation for years afterwards. Bouncing in and out of development and pre-production, by the mid '00s most fans had largely given up any hope of the film coming to fruition. But alas, in 2009 -- apparently defying considerable odds -- filming commenced in Puerto Rico, helmed by director Bruce Robinson, with Johnny Depp once again reprising his role of become a member or log in.