Romanek Helms “Never Let Me Go” Film

Mark Romanek (“One Hour Photo”) is set to direct a big screen adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2005 novel “Never Let Me Go” reports Production Weekly.

Alex Garland (“The Beach,” “28 Days Later”) penned the adaptation of the book by the “Remains of the Day” and “When We Were Orphans” author which was named one of TIME’s 100 Best Novels since 1923.

The story follows 31-year-old Kathy whom years ago was raised at Hailsham, a private school in the English countryside where the children were sheltered from the outside world and were told their well-being was crucial for the dystopian society they would eventually enter (they were often subjected to medical checkups).

When two former Hailsham students, her female best friend and the boy she had a crush on, come back into her life – the trio uncover the truth about both their childhood and their lives now.