The cinematographic adaptation of Marian Engel's controversial and award-winning Bear is currently in development. The film's screenplay will be written by William D. MacGillivray.
As in the novel, which won the Governor General Literary Award (the Canadian equivalent of the Pullitzer Award) in 1976, the film will take place during summer on an island in Northern Ontario. A middle-aged woman retires to a shack. Once there, she notices that a bear lives by.
Eventually, she starts playing with the bear in order to kill boredom. Afterwards, she'll engage in an odd, and yet liberating, sexual relation with the bear.
The cast and the rest of the crew have yet to be announced.