One of the most disappointing pieces of news this year was that Mark Romanek was dropping out of The Wolf Man. While I was never too fond of One Hour Photo, this is the man who brought us videos like "Closer," "Rain," "Cochise," "Criminal," and even that heart-breaking Johnny Cash cover of "Hurt." (Just seeing June look at him in that -- so powerful.)

Now, finally, he's picked up a new gig -- almost a full year later. /film posts that Production Weekly has reported that Romanek has signed on to helm a film adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go. Named a best novel by Time magazine, the book focuses on a woman who begins to remember her time at a private school as a few of her old friends come back into her life. "But she describes other scenes as well: of discord and misunderstanding that hint at a dark secret behind Hailsham's nurturing facade. With the dawning clarity of hindsight, the three friends are compelled to face the truth about their childhood–and about their lives now."

If his treatment of "Hurt" is any indication, this could be one mouth-watering, bone-chilling drama. Let's hope this gig sticks.
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