Showtime Confirms Taika Waititi’s Horror Comedy Series “The Auteur” Now In Production

February 26, 2020

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Showtime has now confirmed that “The Auteur,” a new horror-comedy series, is in development from the Oscar-winning writer-director Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, What We Do In the Shadows) who co-wrote the series with Peter Warren (Ghost Team), Deadline reports.

Starring Oscar nominee Jude Law (The Young Pope), the series based on the graphic novel by Rick Spears, James Callahan, and Luigi Anderson.

Described as a”gonzo horror-comedy, a twisted romance, and a glamorous, high wire act of biting satire,” “The Auteur” follows a film producer, desperate to make a great horror movie following a massive bomb, accidentally traps his production on a backlot with a serial killer.

Waititi took home an Oscar for his most recent film, Jojo Rabbit which he wrote, directed, produced and starred in. The film is a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. You can pick up your copy now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital, from Fox Searchlight Pictures.




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