Although Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant was only released days ago on March 3, 2015, Scott Rudin is already slated to adapt the book into a film, Deadline is reporting.
Ishiguro’s novels have found success in Hollywood before. In 1993, The Remains of the Day garnered eight Oscar nominations and showcased the skills of actors Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins. In 2010, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley, and Carey Mulligan starred in the adapted sci-fi high-concept drama Never Let Me Go.
Both films based on Ishiguro’s work were well-received, so it comes as faint surprise that his latest book, one where a family must find their son in a fictionalized war-torn post-medieval England, was snapped up by Rudin. The director will purportedly start putting together his team and begin work while the Jobs biopic languishes. Little is known about the direction of the movie, except by those who’ve already read the novel, but it is expected to have some classic, if belabored, elements of fantasy like huge CGI armies, incredible vistas, and dragons.