Looking Forward to Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit

“Matthew McConaughey as a stoner poet, Hitler as an imaginary friend and Cats the movie – the third in our five-part look at 2019’s key titles takes us into strange territory,” Guardian film writes.

“[Jojo Rabbit], we suspect, will be something like Donnie Darko had Mel Brooks directed it. During World War Two a lonely American kid has an imaginary friend: Adolf Hitler,” the newspaper writes. “And Hitler is played by Taika Waititi, of What We Do in the Shadows and Thor 3. Well, of course he is. Waititi also directs – it’s exactly how any sane film-maker would follow up a smash hit Marvel superhero movie, isn’t it?”

Jojo Rabbit will also star Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, and Thomasin McKenzie. Principal production commenced on 28 May 2018.

In early October 2018, Lucasfilm announced that Waititi would be one of the directors of the upcoming Star Wars live-action streaming series The Mandalorian, which tells the story of a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the period between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

Waititi, 43, is originally from Wellington.

Original article by The Guardian, December 26, 2018.


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Inaugural Toronto Film Fest Award Goes to Taika

Inaugural Toronto Film Fest Award Goes to Taika

The Jojo Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok filmmaker, Taika Waititi, will receive Toronto Film Festival’s (TIFF) first-ever Ebert Director Award, which will be handed out on 9 September at the inaugural TIFF…