Charlie Kaufman is set to write a big-screen adaptation of Slaughterhouse-Five, to be directed by Guillermo del Toro. The screenwriter behind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Being John Malkovich is Del Toro’s preferred writer to work on his film of the 1969 Kurt Vonnegut novel.
I like the pairing. Kaufman is an inventive writer, and the adaptation of Vonnegut book should go better than his past book adaptations. Guillermo del Toro has tremendous vision as a filmmaker, and I trust him with Slaughterhouse-Five.