Along with Malkovich and 2004’s Everlasting Sunshine–not simply certainly one of that decade’s greatest science fiction choices, however certainly one of its greatest movies, interval–Kaufman has additionally written the screenplays for 2001’s Human Nature (his first collaboration with director Michel Gondry, which they adopted with Everlasting Sunshine), 2002’s super-meta Adaptation. (directed by Jonze), and that very same 12 months’s Confessions of a Harmful Thoughts (directed by George Clooney).
Kaufman started directing himself in 2008, beginning together with his unusual, darkish Synedoche, New York and adopted in 2015 by the stop-motion movie Anomalisa (co-directed with Duke Johnson). I’m Thinking of Ending Things is his third directorial outing and first with Netflix, which continues so as to add to its roster of top-tier filmmakers.
Reid’s e-book was voted top-of-the-line of 2016 by NPR and was a finalist for the distinguished Shirley Jackson Award, which is given for excellent achievements in horror, suspense, and darkish psychological fiction. However even the creator wasn’t certain it could possibly be tailored to the display.
“When the e-book first got here out, my literary agent was in contact with a movie agent,” says Reid within the movie’s manufacturing notes. “Deep down, I didn’t anticipate something to come back of it. It’s a reasonably philosophical, private literary story, and appeared to me a problem to adapt to movie.”
Because it turned out, Reid says he had nothing to concern from Kaufman’s adaptation: “I learn the screenplay in a single sitting,” he remembers. “I believed it was good and in contrast to something I had ever learn, so I instantly learn it once more and was excited the entire time. It felt like a definite piece of labor. I believe the e-book is the e-book, and the movie is the movie. I really like what Charlie’s finished with it, and the place he’s taken it.” (Kaufman just lately launched his personal debut novel, titled Antkind.)