A Russian-American producer duo has acquired rights to made Bulgakov’s novel into a film.

The Master and Margarita will be adapted for the big screen in Hollywood by producers Svetlana Migunova-Dali, known for Legend No. 17, and Grace Loh, who worked on Hot Tub Time Machine. The film will be exec produced by legendary Woodstock Music Festival creator Michael Lang.

The rights to the novel are owned by the Bulgakov Foundation. It already allowed the book to be adapted for film, TV and even animation, but the work has never been made into an English-language film. The novel was adapted for screen for the first time by Polish director Andrzej Wajda. It was a German-language film released in 1972. Other screen adaptations are a 1972 Italian film and a 1989 Polish film.

There were two attempts to make a Dutch screen adaptation of Bulgakov’s novel. Stone Village Pictures invited Al Pacino as Woland and Danny DeVito as Behemoth. Warner Bros. made a try and invited Roman Polanski to direct a film. Both projects weren’t fulfilled due to financing problems.

The novel The Master and Margarita has been translated into 40 languages. It is considered to be among the greatest works of the 20th century. The book’s characters and plots inspired a number of other works and cultural figures, including bands the Rolling Stones and Pearl Jam, artist Hans Rudolf Giger, films My Dinner with Andre and even Star Trek.

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