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Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman’s Reunion Funded By Cinematic Savior Megan Ellison

Posted by , on March 2, 2011 at 12:43 am 

Back in December, we heard that Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze, the writing/directing (respectively) duo behind Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, were planning to work together again. The project was being quietly assembled, and it’s plot was anybody’s guess. Now we’ve find out more about it, and maybe in the best way possible – through a story that it’s found financing.

Deadline tells us that Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures, the same group bringing us Paul Thomas Anderson‘s next two movies, will be funding the film. It turns out to be something of a political satire, which follows world leaders who converge to understand all the important events that affect the planet, from the price of oil to war. Not that the plot is necessarily the most important thing about this story; what really matters is that we’ll get to see what they do next. After Malkovich and Adaptation, it’s hard to not be even just a little excited to see their next collaboration, and we know that it’s got a good team behind it.

Annapurna Pictures isn’t a company that’s playing around either. They financed True Grit, which grossed over $100 million dollars and nabbed ten Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. Their upcoming slate is nothing to laugh at; along with the Anderson films, they’re bringing us Wong Kar-Wai‘s The Grandmasters, as well as Cogan’s Trade and The Wettest County in the World. Now, we can add another impressive project to their list.

What do you think of this new project getting financing, and does the plot sound interesting?


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