It appears that there's a slew of critically-acclaimed novels being made into movies of late. Earlier, we reported on McEwan's Atonement and Coetzee's Disgrace; each movie is attached to fairly big name stars. Now, John Banville has announced that his Booker Prize-winning novel The Seawill be adapted for the bigscreen. He'd like Anthony Hopkins to play Max Morden, "a man haunted by death and a distant trauma that takes him back to the coastal town where he spent a holiday in his youth." Though a successful writer, Banville remains critical of his writing and admits that screenwriting is no easy feat (his first book to film, Reflections, starring Gabriel Byrne, tanked at the box office): "I have written about half a dozen scripts, but for every hundred scripts written one movie is made."