Filming has begun on the film adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's booker prize shortlisted novel Never Let Me Go. The film stars Keira Knightley, who probably won't be required to wear a corset for her performance as a clone in a dystopian Britain where donor organs are harvested from said clones.
"From the moment I finished the novel it became my dream to film it," director Mark Romanek told Screen Daily. "Ishiguro's conception is so daring, so eerie, so beautiful."
The premise recalls Michael Bay's much maligned The Island, but the film is more likely to resemble Gattaca or Children of Men in tone, given the literary source material. The novel has been adapted for the screen by Alex Garland, himself a novelist, and frequent collaborator of Danny Boyle's.
Here's some smart-people-talk from the author of the bestselling novel:
And here's Michael Bay engaging with the subject matter, he's not a sell-out, no-sir: