I came very close to posting yesterday's abbreviated Taika Waititi news -- that he is going to quick direct a small mystery movie this fall before he dives back into directing the new Thor next year -- even though we didn't have any more information of substance than that, just because hey, opportunity to post a Taika Waititi picture. Who doesn't want that? But I guess it's a good thing I waited a minute because this morning we've already got the word on what the mystery project is going to be.
He turning the 2014 soccer doc Next Goal Wins, which is about a Dutch soccer coach (seen here, if you wanna cast the role) attempting "the nearly impossible task of turning the American Samoa soccer team from perennial losers into winners." So a feel good sports movie (and one starring Polynesian actors to boot) -- this sounds so entirely up his alley I can't wait. Tack on the fact that Taika doesn't seem like the type to be prudish about locker-room scenes (he knows beefcake has its own audience, see below) and I'm officially excited about a sports movie!