Speaking with the UK's Daily Telegraph, Guillermo del Toro implies that his Charlie-scripted adaptation of Slaughterhouse Five (previously mentioned here in November) might still be on the cards, depending on Charlie and Universal:
Not much has been heard about this one recently, but del Toro has lined up a helluva writer to take it on. "Charlie [Kaufman] and I talked for about an hour-and-a-half and came up with a perfect way of doing the book," he told the Daily Telegraph. "I love the idea of the Trafalmadorians [the aliens of 'Slaughterhouse-Five'] -- to be 'unstuck in time,' where everything is happening at the same time. And that's what I want to do. It's just 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!"
"I"ll work it out," he added. (Source)
COME ON, CHARLIE!
There are so many rumoured projects around Charlie right now, I am losing track. I keep meaning to put a sidebar on the site, listing the upcoming/rumoured projects. But I'm lazy. There are a lot of things I keep meaning to do. The woe, the woe.
Thanks to Coren for the tip!