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Kaufman Adapts Vonnegaut's "Slaughterhouse"

By Garth Franklin Tuesday July 9th 2013 11:16AM
Kaufman Adapts Vonnegaut's "Slaughterhouse"

Film scribe Charlie Kaufman ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Adaptation") is reportedly working on a screenplay based on Kurt Vonnegut's 1969 classic "Slaughterhouse-Five".

Guillermo del Toro is attached to direct the project, and the filmmaker tells The Daily Telegraph that he and Kaufman spoke for nearly two hours and "came up with a perfect way of doing the book."

The cult satirical novel deals with the World War II experiences and journeys through time of a fatalistic and ill-trained American soldier named Billy Pilgrim.

He warns, however, it'll likely be some time off: "[Universal] 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!"

Source: Heat Vision

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