Hunter S. Thompson may be most widely known for his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which, like the man himself, has a cult following. Perhaps also, The Rum Diary which has garnered a fair amount of attention. Why do they come to most people’s minds when you mutter the titles? Because they were adapted to film and, with the likes of Johnny Depp playing the main role in both, they have become more widely known.

In Thompson’s book, Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga, Thompson writes about his time spent hanging with the Hell’s Angels of Oakland. The book offers a brutal and at times uncomfortable insight into the daily life of one of the country’s oldest MCs and Hunter’s relationship with the members. I have no doubt Mr. Depp would be a shoo-in for the role of Thompson in this film adaptation as well.