No one has ever made a film about the Manson family that has even come close to Jim Van Bebbers The Manson Family. But if anyone can do it, I think Oliver Stone would be the man. According to a source close to Variety blogger Liz Smith, Stone is in talks with Vincent Bugliosi to put his book on the silver screen. Bugliosi knew quite a bit about the case considering he was the prosecuting attorney in the case.
We are approaching the 40th anniversary of the murder of Sharon Tate and 4 others by the hands of the Manson "family". Stone has always been very effective when taking on material from the 60s. Whether or not his style will really effect what happens with this movie is something that may not sit well. He will have to walk a fine line with the subject matter and not make something like Natural Born Killers.