Polanski Already Working on His Next Film, God of Carnage

January 24, 2010

Roman Polanski / God of Carnage

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.

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Reader Feedback - 7 Comments


fucking cool title.

tobi,leader of the akatsuki on Jan 24, 2010


To be honest I thought his career was done and dusted after he was put under house arrest, good for him I say.

d1rEct on Jan 24, 2010


This is great as long as he does NOT rape your baby sister...Right?

dave on Jan 24, 2010


#3 I agree. Do people forget what he did? It's inexcusable. he should be locked up

WB EXEC on Jan 24, 2010


He should be working, on the rock pile, at one of our very fine federal "pound me in the ass" prisons.

Dave Lister, JMC on Jan 24, 2010


Nice one Dave, I like the idea of the story...however its hard to look at Polanski and try to like his films...I've had this problem long before his new arrest, but I do like The Pianist and Chinatown, and I'll probably like The Ghost Writer but still every time I watch a Polanski film I feel...well...dirty, like I'm saying its okay to rape someone.

Xerxex on Jan 24, 2010


Ethan, your contributions to the site are quality, keep em coming.

Voice of Reason on Jan 25, 2010

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