John Malkovich has been doing the media circuit for The Dancer Upstairs, his directorial debut, and it sounds pretty respectable.
It got me thinking, so I made some Amazon lists for your blogger-/info-/shopper-tainment:
Bonus links [thanks, Fimoculous]: 25th Hour author David Benioff writes in the Guardian about adapting his nearly unpublished novel, first for Tobey Maquire, then for Spike Lee. He sounds a lot tougher than he did in W Magazine. Maybe it's because he's sharing writing credit with, um, Homer on his next movie.
Or because he's published alongside Thomas freakin' Pynchon, who takes a thoughtful, ultimately optimistic look at Orwell's 1984.