“The Restraint of Beasts” Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski  
I’m not sure how I missed this, but one of my favorite books, Magnus MillsThe Restraint of Beasts is/was being made into a movie directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, and staring Rhys Ifans and Ben Whishaw.

Unfortunately though we may never get to see the film as production was suspended due to the tragic illness and death of his wife:

The movie, a black comedy […] was suspended in mid-production last year when Pawlikowski’s wife fell seriously ill, and he stopped work to look after her and their children. Several months later, she died.

“‘The Restraint of Beasts’ is a painful subject,” he says. “We’d shot 60% of the film when I had to stop. The material looks great, like nothing I’ve ever done or even seen before. It could have been really great, definitely original.”

It’s now in the hands of the insurers.

» Posted: Monday, December 31, 2007

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