Polanski for British PM thriller
Roman Polanski, after finding that his epic Pompeii was destroyed, is turning to something more modern in the area of politics.
He's set to adapt the Robert Harris novel The Ghost, a story which looks at a ghostwriter who is hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister and in the process uncovers a secret that puts his life in danger.
Like a number of films coming out in Hollywood at the moment much of the film will center on a small, single location. The story tells us that it will take place in a house by the ocean in the middle of winter, perhaps that is where the writer is interviewing the ex-Prime Minister and where, during his interviews, finds the secret.
It's great news that Roman Polanski is tackling this kind of story, much better than that of Pompeii in my mind, this is really going to concentrate on his strength of thrillers, politics, and something that's really focused on characters.