The Moscow News interviews Vladimir Bortko, the man who plans to transform Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita into a Russian TV series. Bortko previously adapted Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot for the screen and is asked which author’s work is more difficult to transform:
Neither is particularly easy, to put it mildly. Although the challenges involved are different. The Idiot is a work of genius that requires constant revisiting. But it was easier to shoot, in terms of the physical setting of the action. Of course, The Master and Margarita is far from a primitive story, but still somewhat simpler than The Idiot.
(Via The Elegant Variation.)