“Charlie and I talked for about an hour and a half and came up with a perfect way of doing the book,” Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro told The Daily Telegraph about his and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s vision for Kurt Vonnegut’s’ Slaughterhous
e-Five, the 1969 satire about the journeys through time of WWII soldier Billy Pilgrim. But he added it won’t happen any time soon: “It’s 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!”
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