Peter Greenaway (The Pillow Book) has plans to direct "Food for Love", a new film adaptation of German author Thomas Mann's book Death in Venice says Screen Daily.
The book follows a revered author named Gustav who is staying in Venice and becomes obsessed handsome young teenager named Tadzio. As a Cholera epidemic overtakes the city, Gustav sacrifices his dignity and ultimately his life to this infatuation, despite the pair never talking or touching - only exchanging glances.
Luchino Visconti adapted the book previously in 1971.
Kees Kasander will produce and says the tone of the film will be similar to Greenaway's most famous film "The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover".
Filming on "Food" will take place partly in Venice