Charlie Kaufman is scripting a new film version of Kurt Vonnegut‘s Slaughterhouse Five for Guillermo del Toro.
Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.
“Charlie [Kaufman] and I talked for about an hour-and-a-half and came up with a perfect way of doing the book,” Guillermo del Toro told the Telegraph. “I love the idea of the Trafalmadorians [the aliens of ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’] — to be ‘unstuck in time,’ where everything is happening at the same time. And that’s what I want to do. It’s just a catch-22. The studio will make it when it”s my next movie, but how can I commit to it being my next movie until there’s a screenplay? Charlie Kaufman is a very expensive writer!”
“I”ll work it out,” he added.
So it goes…
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