Might be apocryphal but I like to think it’s true:

“Márquez told [Harvey] Weinstein that if he, and director Giuseppe Tornatore, wanted the rights to One Hundred Years of Solitude they were the men for the job. But there was one catch: ‘We must film the entire book, but only release one chapter – two minutes long – each year, for 100 years,’ Weinstein said.”

Source, via Mental Floss.