From Mark Romanek, the director of “The Wolf Man” before that movie imploded and Joe Johnston came in to salvage what he could, comes “Never Let Me Go”. It’s an odd little movie, based on the 2005 novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, and stars Carey Mulligan, the current English “It” girl, and Keira Knightley, the former English “It” girl. It looks haunting, stylish, and mysterious, so I’m loathe to tell you too much about it. Suffice to say, the film is labeled as both sci-fi and drama, and that’s pretty accurate. Check out the trailer below.
In his highly acclaimed novel NEVER LET ME GO, Kazuo Ishiguro (THE REMAINS OF THE DAY) created a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. In it he posed the fundamental question: What makes us human? Now director Mark Romanek (ONE HOUR PHOTO), writer Alex Garland and DNA Films bring Ishiguro’s hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen. Kathy (Oscar® nominee Carey Mulligan, AN EDUCATION), Tommy (Andrew Garfield, BOY A, RED RIDING) and Ruth (Oscar® nominee Keira Knightley, PRIDE & PREJUDICE, ATONEMENT) live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but are not quite like anything we know. They spend their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart.
Starring Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, Charlotte Rampling, Sally Hawkins, Nathalie Richard, Andrea Riseborough, and directed by Mark Romanek.
Don’t let go October 1, 2010.