Please don’t ruin this novel. Too late. Well, if that’s the case, at least add in a Bladerunner sequence with a chase over the tops of cars or something. Oh, and a steamy sex scene. ‘Cause that’s how Kazuo would have wanted it.
The Atonement star this week started filming on Never Let Me Go, a tragic romance adapted from the Booker-shortlisted novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. Never Let Me Go plays out in a dystopian parallel Britain where the citizens are cloned in order to supply the trade in donor organs. Knightley takes the role of Kathy H, who is about to embark on her lifetime’s service but hears of a possible loophole in the system: clones may be able to avoid donating if they can prove they are in love.
“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.”