It will be interesting to see if Walter Salles can evoke the same feelings with an audience the way Kerouac could with his beloved novel. I find myself a bit anxious when Hollywood decides to do a film adaptation of a classic novel such as On the Road. John Fante’s Ask the Dust was made into a film back in 2006 and was thoroughly disappointing. Walter Salles is a very talented director and did a lovely job directing The Motorcycle Diaries. I hope he is able to do something extraordinary with this film.