Hunter S. Thompson’s Puerto Rico
Travel Blog • Eva Holland • 05.12.09 | 4:31 PM ET
Johnny Depp’s been on the Puerto Rico set of “The Rum Diary” for about a month now, and interest is building in the film, an adaptation of an early Hunter S. Thompson novel. The story follows journalist Paul Kemp (played by Depp) as he flees New York City for a small newspaper on the island, where hard drinking and treacherous expat intrigues ensue.
Galley Cat editor Jason Boog recently followed in Thompson’s—and Depp’s—footsteps, and the result is this brief, fun video mixing contemporary footage with archival clips of Hunter S. Thompson’s Puerto Rico.
(Oh, and one practical note: though I named “The Rum Diary” one of 2009’s travel movies to watch for, the release date looks to have been pushed back to 2010.)
(Video via the Boston Globe)