Taika Waititi In Talks To Direct ‘Klara And The Sun’ Adaptation

Despite having a number of films in the works, eccentric director Taika Waititi is adding another intriguing project to his slate. He’s in talks to direct an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro‘s bestselling novel Klara and the Sun. Sony’s 3000 Pictures is backing the film, which already has a screenplay in place penned by Dahvi Waller.

Ishiguro’s novel follows the titular Klara, a robot girl created to prevent teenagers from becoming lonely. The book tells the story of how she tries to save a family of humans she lives with from heartbreak.

David Heyman is producing the film for Heyday Films, and Garrett Basch and Waititi are also in negotiations to produce. Ishiguro previously wrote the novels The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, which were also developed as films.

He also recently penned the screenplay for 2022’s Living, which was adapted from Akira Kurosawa‘s Ikiru.

Waititi’s brand of odd humour mixed with sentiment sounds like a great fit for this adaptation, which should attract a host of big acting names. He’s got true story sports comedy-drama Next Goal Wins with Michael Fassbender due out in the autumn, and he’s also still weighing his anticipated Star Wars film at Lucasfilm.

Deadline reports that he will direct Klara and the Sun first, and is still committed to helming his Star Wars project next year.


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