Kazuo Ishiguro will collaborate with playwright and novelist Barney Norris on a stage adaptation of The Remains of the Day, the Guardian reported. The production will tour the U.K. after its world premiere at Northampton's Royal & Derngate in February next year. Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson starred in a 1993 film version of Ishiguro's Booker Prize-winning novel.
"Norris has exactly the right theatrical understanding and delicate sensibility to turn this engaging and highly political love story into a moving and dynamic piece of theatre," said Christopher Haydon, who will direct. "One of those stories that appear every now and again which seem, almost as soon as they're written, to belong to the world. It has entered the bloodstream of our culture. To work with such extraordinary material is a great gift."