Filmmakers Reed Mareno and Charlie Kaufman will collaborate to adapt the surrealist Japanese The Memory Police for Amazon.

It’s been announced that director Reed Morano will be teaming up with Charlie Kaufman to adapt Yoko Ogawa’s surrealist novel, The Memory Police, for Amazon Studios.

Morano, helmer of The Rhythm Section and I Think We’re Alone Now will direct, based on a script by Kaufman, according to Deadline. Kaufman currently has his own surrealist tale that he directed on Netflix, I’m Thinking Of Ending Things, which we reviewed here.

The Memory Police takes place on a mysterious island where small inconsequential items begin to disappear, with nobody remembering they ever existed at all apart from a rare few.

However, The Memory Police exist to make sure that those things that have been erased remain thus.

It certainly sounds intriguing, and we’d argue that Kaufman’s very best work has come when he works in league with a talented director, rather than helming himself. Morano certainly fits that bill, but she has plenty of upcoming commitments, including the Jennifer Lopez-headlined The Godmother and TV show, The Power. 

We may have to wait a while for this one then, but it certainly sounds worth it. More updates as we have them.

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