Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
First Poster Of Neill Blomkamp's Chappie
South African graffiti
Fresh Avengers: Age Of Ultron Concept Art
Updated! Now with Black Widow...
First Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer Arrives
You may find this story dangerously erotic
First Poster For Ant-Man Arrives Online
Heist, heist baby
Ben Affleck's Batman V Superman Cowl Revealed
Get a closer look at the suit. Well, part of it...
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 Pushed Back To 2018
The Sinister Six pic moves to 2016
Mad Max: Fury Road Comic-Con Poster Unveiled
What a lovely day...
Duncan Jones' Warcraft Logo Revealed
Plus take a look at some weapons...
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Launches A New Poster
Graffiti hits Comic-Con
Nightcrawler Trailer Stalks Online
The city shines brightest at night...
Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Gets A Release Date
Argh ye ready for more Cap'n Jack come July 2017?
Twisted Twins Attack Painkiller Jane
Soska Sisters adapting cult comic
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
21 July 2014
The Imitation Game To Open The London Film Festival
And celebrates its Cumber-coup with a new trailer
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Crimson Peak
16 October 2015
Penguins Of Madagascar
05 December 2014
The Imitation Game
14 November 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
August: Osage County (2014)
Empire Star Rating
12 Years A Slave (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Fifth Estate (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Pacific Rim (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Charlie Kaufman Adapting Slaughterhouse Five?
Guillermo del Toro says he's discussed working on it...

08 July 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Telegraph (Via The Playlist)

submit to reddit

Slaughter House 5

With Pacific Rim due on Friday (our review can be found here), director Guillermo del Toro is back in cinemas at last. But he's still juggling a myriad of other projects in one capacity or another, including the TV pilot for The Strain (based on the novels he co-created) and his next planned cinematic outing, Crimson Peak. Then there are the more nebulous ideas, things churning away in development. Out on the Pacific promotional trail, he’s been talking about those as well, including the surprise news that he wants to work with Charlie Kaufman on an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five.

The option to film Vonnegut’s tough-to-translate book about Billy Pilgrim and his trips through time has been part of del Toro’s deal with Universal for years. Talking with the Telegraph – as quoted by The Playlist, since the original interview is not online – del Toro dropped the Being John Malkovich writer’s name.

“Charlie Kaufman and I talked for about an hour-and-a-half and came up with a perfect way of doing the book," says del Toro. "I love the idea of the Trafalmadorians 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!" For now, consider this one a maybe.

Though del Toro’s been quick to lay to rest talk about several other ideas, it would seem he’s still keen on his version of Frankenstein, mentioning that he wants Benedict Cumberbatch (who is part of the Crimson Peak cast) to play the titular doctor. It’s not like he doesn’t have the experience in the role, given the time Cumberbatch spent switching roles between the scientist and the creature with Johnny Lee Miller for Danny Boyle in the acclaimed National Theatre production of the story. Let's hope that comes to pass.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Stellan Skarsgard Set For Cinderella
He'll advise the King...
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Myriad
Myriad other projects, not myriad of. Myriad means innumerable. More

Posted by McGroovy at 11:17 on 09 July 2013 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Our official verdict on Marvel's latest addition to their cinematic universe

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

Role By Role With Joel McHale
The star of The Soup and Community on Spider-Man 2 and much more

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)