- Taika Waititi is set to enter production for "Jojo Rabbit" in May, to be released through Fox Searchlight (. . . under Disney because yay coglomerates)
- aside from writing and presumably directing, Waititi is set to star as an imaginary version of Hitler: “It’s my version of… a lonely boy’s best version of his hero, which is really his dad.”
- character description: “This is not the Adolf we know and hate, this guy is goofy, charming, and glides through life with a child- like naivety”
- the script was included on 2012's Black List (annual ranking of best unproduced scripts), where it had the following logline: "After being severely hurt by a grenade at Hitler youth camp, a prideful and nationalistic ten-year old boy discovers that his mother is hiding a fifteen year old Jewish girl in their house."
- current synopsis: "JOJO RABBIT, by Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”), blends his signature humor, pathos, and deeply compelling characters in a World War II satire about a ten-year-old boy who, ridiculed by his peers and misunderstood by his mother, can’t quite figure out how to fit in. As the naïve young German struggles to understand his place in an increasingly Fascist regime, he resorts to an imaginary friend who can offer advice and help him cope."
How prepared are you to lust over an imaginary Hitler?