I was hoping for Mike Leigh meself. Still. In the wake of his flicks like Spider and M. Butterfly, David Cronenberg 03/21/2004 seems an intriguing choice.
Martin Amis's London Fields is one of my all-time favorite books. I even named my first web site after the novel. Looks like someone's resurrected the old Londonfields.com site in anticipation, too.
Can't wait to see who plays who--especially Keith Talent. Now, there's a role worth approaching with relish. Innit?
In other Amis news: Looks like James Diedrick has a new edition of his previously unavailable book Understanding Martin Amis out with material referencing works as recent as the inimicable Yellow Dog.
Diedrick's web site, The Martin Amis Web, is an exceptional resource for all things Amis.