Taika Waititi & Jude Law Circling Adaptation of Oni's THE AUTEUR - Report

The Auteur
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Taika Waititi
Taika Waititi
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Showtime is developing a TV series based on Oni Press' The Auteur, with Taika Waititi to direct/co-write ans Jude Law in talks to star, according to Deadline.

"Fresh off the biggest bomb in Hollywood history, producer Nathan T. Rex enters a downward spiral of drugs and depravity in a quest to resurrect his career and save his soul," reads Oni's description of the Rick Spears/James Callahan comic book series.

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"Over budget and behind schedule on President's Day, he is backed into a corner by bad publicity, a crap project, and studio politics. But enlisting serial-killer-turned-murder-consultant Darwin, his trusty assistant Igor, narcotics from Doctor Love, and the lovely actress Coconut, T. Rex will stop at nothing in his quest for cinematic fame and glory. God help us all."

Waititi is set to co-write the show with Peter Warren, direct several episodes, and oversee the project as executive producer.

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