Taika Waititi to helm new TV series The Auteur
The director recently won his first Academy-Award for Nazi satire Jojo Rabbit.
Academy-Award winner Taika Waititi is set to write and direct a new horror-comedy series called The Auteur.
Based on Rick Spears’s cult graphic novel of the same name, the project has been described as a “gonzo horror-comedy, a twisted romance and a glamorous, high wire act of biting satire.”
The show will star Jude Law as film producer Nathan T. Rex who, desperate for success after a huge box office bomb, accidentally traps the cast and crew of his new horror film on set with a serial killer.
Waititi will co-write the script with Peter Warren, who’s best known for 2016 indie comedy Ghost Team with Jon Heder and Justin Long.
A UK distributor or a release date for The Auteur have yet to be confirmed.
“The Auteur unites the wildly imaginative filmmaker Taika Waititi and the barbed wit of Peter Warren with the undeniable Jude Law in a bloody love letter to the movies that will make you simultaneously die laughing and want to run for your life,” said Amy Israel, Showtime’s EVP, Scripted Programming.
Waiti won Best Adapted Screenplay at last week’s Academy Awards for his excellent Nazi satire Jojo Rabbit. His next film, a sports comedy called Next Goal Wins starring Micheal Fassbender, has just wrapped production.
Source: The Nerdist