Director Pedro Almodovar is planning a sci-fi movie

News Ryan Lambie
20 Nov 2012 - 06:00

Celebrated Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almadovar has been talking about his planned sci-fi movie, which could be his next project...

It's always exciting when a gifted filmmaker decides to make a sci-fi movie, and we're particularly intrigued to learn that Spanish director, writer and producer Pedro Almadovar is planning to make a movie in the genre.

Best known for such visually striking, fitfully funny films as Matador, All About My Mother or Talk To Her, to name a few, Almadovar is, according to Variety, planning to make a sci-fi film "inspired by his love of 1950s pics like Invasion Of The Body Snatchers".

"I am still young enough to make a science fiction movie," the director said. "The way I would like to do it is present something impossible in a real, domestic way. One of the scripts on my desk is of that genre, so I hope to make that."

Almadovar's The Skin I Live in undeniably had sci-fi overtones - as well as a dash of the French classic, Eyes Without A Face - but the notion of his tackling a full-blown SF movie is an exciting one. After all, some of the most thought-provoking and classy sci-fi movies have, in the past, come from directors previously not associated with the genre: Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Andrei Tarkovsky (Solaris) are but to examples.

Almadovar's next film, the comedy I'm So Excited, is due out next spring. With that out of the way, it's just possible that this as-yet-unnamed sci-fi script could be Almadovar's next project.

More news on this as we get it.


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