Cat's Cradle TV series

Kurt Vonnegut‘s fourth novel is coming to TV. Cat’s Cradle, the arms race satire that also features elements of science fiction, is being developed for TV by IM Global Television, with Brad Yonover and Elkins Entertainment’s Sandi Love set to co-exec produce. The novel features a writer who becomes involved with the children of one of the creators of the atomic bomb, and features a plot that hinges on a substance called ice-nine, a crystalline version of water that is solid at room temperature. Read More »

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I’m tempted to say that this news tidbit about Charlie Kaufman scripting a new take on Kurt Vonnegut‘s Slaughterhouse Five for Guillermo del Toro is the most ideal pairing you’ll read about today. Guillermo del Toro has been kicking around ideas for a Slaughterhouse Five adaptation for Universal for some time, thanks to a multi-picture deal he signed a few years back. It’s not one we’ve heard much about; At the Mountains of Madness took precedence after he left The Hobbit, and then there was Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, and that possible Frankenstein adaptation. (More on that last one in a minute.)

Now the director says he’s got a vision for adapting the book — which features WWII soldier Billy Pilgrim, who becomes “unstuck in time,” living through periods of his life in haphazard fashion.And Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, Synecdoche, NY) could write it… when the money is there. Read More »