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Guillermo del Toro and Charlie Kaufman Teaming Up for ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ Adaptation

Guillermo del Toro, the filmmaker behind the upcoming blockbuster Pacific Rim and the recent sci-fi favorite Pan’s Labyrinth, is reportedly teaming up with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman for a big screen adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five. Kaufman is known for his mind-bending scripts that blur reality and fantasy in a mix of dark humor of drama like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich and Synecdoche, New York. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, del Toro said that two have figured out a fresh way to bring the famously trippy novel to the modern big-screen. An early movie version of the book was first released in 1972. The book tells the story of a time-traveling, alien-visiting, WWII POW trapped in the city of Dresden, Germany, during an Allied bombing campaign. So it goes …

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