Art Spiegelman Refuses to allow ‘Maus’ to be Adapted

The graphic novel Maus, centering around the holocaust, has become a topic of conversation after being controversially banned from the curriculum of a Tennessee school board. Recently, Art Spiegelman has laid to rest talks of the graphic novel being adapted to a visual medium. The highly regarded novel was recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1992.

Though he has been approached at least four different times in hopes of a film adaptation, Spiegelman told The Hollywood Reporter he will not will not sell the rights to Maus, as comics “adhere to the brain better.” It is unlikely that Spiegelman will change his mind on the matter, as he feels “Maus is better served as a book.”

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