Slaughterhouse Five Movie: Guillermo Del Toro and Charlie Kaufman Collaboration

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Whispers about a Guillermo del Toro movie adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut‘s classic novel Slaughterhouse Five have been circulating for some time now. Though del Toro has any number of potential projects in the pipeline, some of which will probably never see the light of day, this particular idea has recently attracted interest from Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind writer Charlie Kaufman.

Says del Toro:

“Charlie and I talked for about an hour-and-a-half and came up with a perfect way of doing the book […] 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!”

deltoroBack in 2008, del Toro signed a four-movie deal with Universal, of which this film is set to be a part. Since both of his recent projects, Pacific Rim and the upcoming Crimson Peak, were made by Warner Bros., it seems this film now has a fairly good chance of getting made. If it does happen, it will almost certainly be the weirdest picture of the year.

Sources: The Mary Sue | Filmdrunk

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