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!