Over the next four years, he stayed nearby with Malmberg, whose wife Chris Shellen co-authored the book of 2015 Welcome to Marwencol in the 600th of Hogencamp's photos. "There's only so much that we could fit into an 82-minute movie, but there's an incredible wealth of information to share," she said Wired . "We had 100 pages of interview logs and Mark archived everything – magazines, photos, plans for the buildings, and with the book we wanted to look more closely at his process, so we collected all this different material and arranged his stories into a sort of Marwencol encyclopedia . "
And at that time he volunteered to move more out of the city limits of Marwencol, visiting gallery openings that were not his own, with growing confidence in his cross-dressing. "He has become a bit more sociable," says Shellen. "If you think about what happened to Mark and see how he managed to bring order and peace to the chaos inside, I think it's kind of inspiring."
"Things have gotten better, they've become as good as she said to NYT in 2015." Except for my imagination, that's getting bigger. "
Until then, he had already caught the attention of Robert received Zemeckis whose interpretation of Hogancamp's story, starring Carell in the lead role, this December found its way into the theater. "I was in 2010 in Channel Surfing," the director said earlier this year The Telegraph "and I came across the documentation in our public broadcaster. It already took 10 minutes. I was instantly excited And when it was over, I quickly realized the potential to turn it into a feature film and actually tell the story beyond what the documentary was capable of. The next morning, I called Donna Langley, head of Universal Pictures, and asked her to get the rights. "Co-starring Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae and Diane Kruger and others uses Zemeckis & # 39; film's motion-capture performances to bring Marwencol to life next to Carell's Hogancamp.  And although the subject has not yet talked publicly about the finished product, as Zemeckis has emphasized that this is more interpretation than exact recovery, Hogancamp was kept informed about the production at all times and was further developing updates on Marwencol to the director.
Speaking about the movie in 2015, which was still in development, he told the New York Times that the idea of it was "scary," even though he had already begun paying homage to Zemeckis by making a puppet version The director tinkered and pointed to a key moment from Forrest Gump in one of his stills, and although the attention was perhaps a bit more al at least he had the feeling that he was doing something good. "I did not know that my fight to get my thoughts back would benefit other brain-injured," he told the newspaper. "Now they know that they can create their own world that only they understand."
And as for the man who brings him to life? He had only one thing to this day: "I hope Steve Carell has nice legs."
Welcome to Marwen is now in theaters.
(E! And Universal Pictures are both of the NBCUniversal family.)