HOLLYWOOD – Christopher Nolan’s next film will not be Jenga, despite an announcement earlier this week.
‘It’s very sad,’ says brother and screenwriter Jonathan. ‘Everything seemed to be in place. I was working on the script, the money looked good. Our sisters were going to do the soundtrack and Liam Neeson was on speed dial. But then we were adjusting one little piece – I think it was hiring the gaffer – and the whole thing came crashing down around our ears and onto the kitchen floor.’
It had seemed like the perfect fit for Nolan, whose interest in puzzles and mazes is now legendary.
‘It’s multi-layered with lots of different levels; like some kind of vertical jigsaw,’ Nolan stated when news of the project first broke. A close source to the director said that he was in his room ‘weeping bitterly’ and refusing to come out.
Hasbro, who own the rights to the game, have hurriedly suggested any number of other possibilities but rival company Mattel is also offering Ker-Plunk! as a possible alternative.