Polanski Already Working on His Next Film, God of Carnage
by Ethan Anderton
January 24, 2010
Though there's some decent buzz building after the trailer premiere for Roman Polanski's forthcoming thriller The Ghost Writer, the legendary filmmaker can't enjoy much praise as he is currently under house arrest in Switzerland. However, despite his legal entanglements and continued post-production work on The Ghost Writer, his wife, actress Emmanuelle Seigner, revealed via LA Times Culture Monster that Polanski is already hard at work on an adaptation of God of Carnage, the Tony Award winning dark comedy about two sets of parents brought together by an altercation between their respective children. Sounds interesting.
The stage play opened on Broadway in March with a cast featuring James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden, and Jeff Daniels, but there's no word on whether Polanski will be engaging them for the adaptation. With his pending criminal hearing, Polanski is getting slammed in the media. However, outside of his legal affairs, you can't deny that Polanski is one hell of a filmmaker who has brought us such films as Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Frantic, The Ninth Gate, and The Pianist. His trend looks to continue as Alex called The Ghost Writer "very Hitchcockian." I can't wait to see it and look forward to Polanski's continued work in film.