Oscar Winner Kevin Macdonald Plans to Shoot 'How I Live Now' Next Year
Script based on Meg Rosoff's teenage novel being worked on by Jack Thorne.
LONDON – Oscar winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald is set to shoot How I Live Now as his next movie project.
Macdonald told The Hollywood Reporter the project, based on London based American author Meg Rosoff’s female teenage drama, will be his next project once he has finalized the cut on his Bob Marley biopic.
He is currently working with Jack Thorne on the script that has already had the skillful services of Jeremy Brock and Tony Grisoni on it.
Thorne’s fledgling resume already boasts writing for the British television cult show Skins and he also picked up a BFI London Film Festival best British newcomer award in 2009 for penning the feature The Scouting Book for Boys.
Thorne’s addition as a writer will be expected to bring a youthful injection of energy to the script.
Rosoff’s book details the story of a 15-year-old young Manhattanite who is sent to live with her cousins in the English countryside during the outbreak of world world three. She falls in love with her cousin but is forced apart when England becomes occupied after terrorist attacks.
The novel won a slew of awards and positive notices on publication in the U.K. and won the Whitbread Children’s book of the year nod.
It is backed by Film4, the filmmaking unit for Channel 4, Passion Pictures, Cowboy Films and Prospect Entertainment.
Macdonald told THR he plans to shoot next year.