Director Spike Jonze and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman — the minds who sent you into John Malkovich’s brain and gave Nicolas Cage a twin — are re-teaming for a new project according to sources.
For me especially this is cause for excitement. 1999′s Being John Malkovich and 2002′s Adaptation are two of my favorite movies; two twisted and funny mind-benders from screenwriter Kaufman and director Jonze.
Since those two films, however, the two split ways to make their own features.
In 2009, Spike Jonze directed his take on the classic children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are while a year earlier Charlie Kaufman served as writer and director for his own feature, Synecdoche, New York which polarized audiences. Roger Ebert, however, went as far as to call it the best film of the past decade. Also, in 2004 Kaufman served as the writer to Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Now the two are back together making what is rumored to be a political satire in the vein of Dr. Strangelove. No matter the material they’re working with, I can say I’m 100 percent on board.Tags: adaptation, being john malkovich, charlie kaufman, roger ebert, spike jonze, synecdoche new york, where the wild things are