How do you follow an acclaimed, Oscar-nominated animation like Waltz With Bashir and the head-twisting The Congress? If you’re director Ari Folman, you set your sights on no less a subject than Anne Frank.
“Bringing the Anne Frank diary to all screens is a fantastic opportunity and challenge as there is a real need for new artistic material to keep the memory alive for younger generations,” Folman says in a statement picked up by Deadline. He’s set to start making the movie early next year, though we doubt Justin Bieber will be invited to contribute to the soundtrack. TOPICAL JOKE, THERE.
The Congress, meanwhile, should hit UK screens next spring.