Taika Waititi’s WWII Satire ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Begins Shooting In May

Dec 17, 2017


It doesn’t look like Taika Waititi‘s next film will be Akira after all, as Vanity Fair reports that the hot New Zealand director will tackle the WWII dramedy Jojo Rabbit next. Production is set to begin in May.

A World War II satire about a 10-year-old boy trying to fit in in fascist Germany with the help of an imaginary friend. 

Fox Searchlight has yet to be give an official release date.

The studio was recently bought by Disney during their acquisition of a whole batch of 21st Century Fox companies. It tends to be the more Oscar and awards-centric arm of Fox, there had been some worries that the branch would be shuttered. However, Disney wants Searchlight for the prestige it would bring to Disney along with an outlet for more awards focused material. Projects like Jojo Rabbit will likely continue as Bob Iger recently stated they have no plans to shut down operations.

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We previously reported that Searchlight’s Pale Blue Dot which is directed by Noah Hawley (Legion, Fargo), is set to begin filming a month later in June.


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