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Mark Romanek to adapt Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go

Old 12-02-08, 07:19 PM
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Mark Romanek to adapt Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go

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According to Production Weekly, Mark Romanek has signed on to direct a big screen adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go. Beach author and 28 Days Later/Sunshine screenwriter Alex Garland penned the adaptation. The official book description follows:

“From the acclaimed author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, a moving new novel that subtly reimagines our world and time in a haunting story of friendship and love. As a child, Kathy–now thirty-one years old–lived at Hailsham, a private school in the scenic English countryside where the children were sheltered from the outside world, brought up to believe that they were special and that their well-being was crucial not only for themselves but for the society they would eventually enter. Kathy had long ago put this idyllic past behind her, but when two of her Hailsham friends come back into her life, she stops resisting the pull of memory. And so, as her friendship with Ruth is rekindled, and as the feelings that long ago fueled her adolescent crush on Tommy begin to deepen into love, Kathy recalls their years at Hailsham. She describes happy scenes of boys and girls growing up together, unperturbed–even comforted–by their isolation. But she describes other scenes as well: of discord and misunderstanding that hint at a dark secret behind Hailsham’s nurturing facade. With the dawning clarity of hindsight, the three friends are compelled to face the truth about their childhood–and about their lives now. A tale of deceptive simplicity, Never Let Me Go slowly reveals an extraordinary emotional depth and resonance–and takes its place among Kazuo Ishiguro’s finest work.”

The book was named one of TIME’s 100 Best Novels (from 1923 to the Present), featured on many top ten books of 2005 lists, and a finalist in the National Book Critic Circle Award.
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Excellent book, should translate fairly well to screen.
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Re: Mark Romanek to adapt Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go

so glad romanek is finally doing something else...
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With a title like that, its setting itself up to be Rick Rolled.
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Re: Mark Romanek to adapt Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go

Could a mod please merge this thread with the other one:

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Re: Mark Romanek to adapt Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go

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With a title like that, its setting itself up to be Rick Rolled.
It would take a strong, strong man.
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