Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has signed on to adapt The Knife of Never Letting Go for Lionsgate. The book is the first in author Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking trilogy, which the studio is eyeing as a possible franchise.
The story is set in a future where humans are trying to colonize a planet similar to Earth. A bizarre infection known as The Noise spreads throughout the planet, which makes all human thought audible. When a corrupt dictator threatens to take control of civilization, a young boy named Todd Hewitt is the only one who can prevent the planet's complete devastation.Read More
Director Spike Jonze and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman will reunite once again for an untitled project based on the controversy surrounding the notorious Bilderberg Group, an annual, unofficial, invitation-only conference of approximately 140 guests, most of whom are people of influence in the fields of politics, banking, business, the military and media.
Charlie Kaufman is writing this satire, which revolves around those world leaders who meet to determine when and how global events will happen, such as future wars and rising oil prices. The untitled project was recently pitched to financiers, with Megan Ellison's Annapura Pictures now trying to acquire the rights.Read More
Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze are reuniting for a new project as writer and director, respectively (together they brought you Being John Malkovich and Adaptation), reports 24 Frames.
The pair are shopping the pitch around town. The plot of the movie is being kept under tight wraps, and no script has been written.Read More
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Oscar-winning writer Charlie Kaufman has just spent about two weeks polishing the script for DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, according to Heat Vision.
For the sequel, a new villain has emerged with a mysterious weapon so powerful it threatens the very existence of kung fu. It is up to Po and the Furious Five to protect all that they know. But first, Po must confront his long lost past.Read More