Taika Waititi’s Next Film Could Be Adapting Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘Klara and the Sun’

As we await Next Goal Wins from filmmaker Taika Waititi, there’s been some question about what film would be next. Would he remain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Could he finally tackle Akira? Well, the answer could be here, and it’s a movie that wasn’t on anyone’s radar for him.

According to Deadline, Waititi’s next film could be an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro‘s novel Klara and the Sun. Time will tell if this actually is his next project, but it’s an interesting mix of filmmaker and material, with Dahvi Waller penning the first draft of the screenplay. Just look at this synopsis for the book:

Here is the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her. Klara and the Sun is a thrilling book that offers a look at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and one that explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

Source: Deadline


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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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