Charlie Kaufman Worked On The Script For Kung Fu Panda 2

By Katey Rich 2010-05-14 09:31:53discussion comments
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Animated movies tend to cycle through a whole lot of writers, regardless of how many get credited in the end; you can bet the entire stable of Pixar geniuses contributes to every script that comes out of that studio, even if there's only one writer in the end. But it's rare for an animated film to come out with a truly high-profile name attached, and an Oscar-winning one at that.

THR reports that Charlie Kaufman, the somewhat mad genius behind Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Synecdoche, New York, has done less than two weeks worth of work on Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, the sequel scheduled to come out next summer. His short stint at DreamWorks suggests he can't have made too many gigantic changes, particularly given that much of the animation has to be somewhat complete already, so now I'm really curious about what kind of influence he might have on the film. Will Po be more neurotic this time? Will the entire Furious Five get sucked through a wormhole and forced to fight their doppelgangers? When Charlie Kaufman is on board, the possibilities are literally endless.
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