Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Into the Dark Again

I'd normally save this sort of announcement for one of my "I Am Link" posts but this is good enough news and I'm too busy to wait to do one of those time-consuming posts anyway -- Birth and Under the Skin director Jonathan Glazer is gearing up to make a new movie! Along with those just mentioned titles there's Sexy Beast in the year 2000 and there you have the entirety of Glazer's feature-film output in 20 years, so him getting to work on something new is big news always. 

Deadline says it's a Holocaust drama loosely on Martin Amis' 2015 book The Zone of Interest, which is about a Nazi officer at Auschwitz who begins falling for the Commandant's wife. I haven't read the book -- have you? -- but the critic's quotes on Amazon are all over the place, saying it's "rich in black humor" and then "pulverizing" and then "subtle" so who knows? I'm having trouble picturing what a Glazer Holocaust Movie would look like, period.

Nobody's been cast yet but A24 is teaming up with the producers of You Were Never Really Here and Cold War to make the film, so it seems pretty much a go. I will obviously stay right on top of this one. I just saw Birth on the big screen a few months ago and it blew my mind all over again.

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