After Oscar Win, Taika Waititi Eyes a Gory, Psychedelic Hollywood Satire Starring Jude Law

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After Oscar Win, Taika Waititi Eyes a Gory, Psychedelic Hollywood Satire Starring Jude Law
After winning the Oscar for Best Adapted screenplay for his Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbit,” Taika Waititi has reportedly signed on to co-write, executive produce, and direct some episodes of a limited series from Showtime, “The Auteur.”

The series, which is still in development, would see Waititi adapting the psychedelic graphic novel of the same name by James Callahan and Rick Spears about a filmmaker who enters a downward spiral after making one of Hollywood’s biggest-ever bombs; Jude Law is in talks to star as the main character. (Via Variety.)

Peter Warren (“Ghost Team”) will co-write the show with Waititi. Law and Eric Gitter of Closed on Mondays (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) are also executive producing.

The graphic novel was published in 2014 by Oni Press, publisher of “Scott Pilgrim,” and adaptations of “Clerks,” “Invader Zim,” and “Rick and Morty.” Here’s how Oni describes the first volume of the
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