If you haven’t yet seen Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ 2009 film Dogtooth, run out and do that as soon as possible. It’s an absolute essential when it comes to the most interesting and experimental examples of storytelling that have come out over the last ten years, and it’s probably one of the most unlikely and effective horror films of all time.
Well, check it out if you have a stomach for the horrible and strange…probably you should run far away from this post if you don’t.
Still here? That must mean that you’re a fan of the off-putting and mind-effing, or even a supporter of Lanthimos’ work already. Rejoice, for I have some news that you’re going to be happy to hear. While doing an interview with Indiewire to promote his upcoming release, Alps, Lanthimos dropped the huge news that he currently has three possible English-language films currently in development, and though he wasn’t keen on dishing out any details, he did cough up a little teaser about each.
The first is another collaboration with his Dogtooth and Alps co-writer Efthymis Filippou that he says is going to be in the vein of their previous efforts, but bigger and with sci-fi and fantasy elements. The second project he describes as a “British period film,” which he says he currently has an offer to direct. The third he simply says is a book adaptation, revealing nothing more.
Honestly, there’s not enough there to start getting excited about those second two projects, but an English-language science-fiction film that’s got things in common with Dogtooth? Hot damn. Where’s the line to sign up for that one?
Alps is set to open in New York on July 13.