Guillermo del Toro + Charlie Kaufman = Vonnegut Slaughterhouse 5?

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I know everyone is all about del Toro, but I am always far more interested in what Charlie Kaufman is up to. (It's disappointing that it's been five years since we last got a Kaufman work, even if his last film was totally fantastic.)

None the less, if this is real, fuck Justice League Dark. I want this to happen.

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/27701/kaufman-adapts-vonnegaut-s-slaughterhouse

Film scribe Charlie Kaufman ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Adaptation") is reportedly working on a screenplay based on Kurt Vonnegut's 1969 classic "Slaughterhouse-Five".

Guillermo del Toro is attached to direct the project, and the filmmaker tells The Daily Telegraph that he and Kaufman spoke for nearly two hours and "came up with a perfect way of doing the book."

The cult satirical novel deals with the World War II experiences and journeys through time of a fatalistic and ill-trained American soldier named Billy Pilgrim.

He warns, however, it'll likely be some time off: "[Universal] 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!"
 

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I have no expectations until there is a script.
 

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Certainly got the right two people.

Even if I think David Fincher would be even better.