Guillermo Del Toro is the opposite of Christopher Nolan and JJ Abrams. While they like to keep everything they do secret, Del Toro cannot help but talk about every possibility in his future. He’s currently promoting Pacific Rim, and has been chatting about various things, including that he wants to work with Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) on a movie version of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five.
ThePlaylist reports that Del Toro says, “Charlie Kaufman and I talked for about an hour-and-a-half and came up with a perfect way of doing the book. I love the idea of the Trafalmadorians 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!”
It seems therefore nothing has been sorted yet, so this is still just a possibility rather than a probability.
The book follows WWII soldier Billy Pilgrim, who becomes ‘unstuck in time’, living through periods of his life in haphazard fashion (yeah, that does sound a bit like Time Traveller’s Wife, but Slaughterhouse Five is actually good).