Guillermo del Toro & Charlie Kaufman Hope To Adapt ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’


By Jason Boog Comment

Director and author Guillermo del Toro told the Daily Telegraph that he hopes to adapt Kurt Vonnegut‘s Slaughterhouse-Five with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman.

According to a print-only interview with the director of Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim, the duo discussed the project for an hour and a half.  The Playlist has more from the director:

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!

As you wait for more Slaughterhouse-Five news, Random House has a reader’s guide and free excerpt from the novel.

If you also love the work of Vonnegut, you can submit to Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library’s literary journal. Submissions are open until July 15th.