Filmmakers have got that anthology fever. Just look toward the next couple of years, which are set to present the multi-story format from Woody Allen, V/H/S, the Stephen King-written Reaper’s Image, The Turning, and Sydney Unplugged. Now it’s time to throw one more into the fray — possibly the most enticing of them all, too.
And it’s all thanks to independent artist Sara Driver, who told The Huffington Post (via ThePlaylist) that she’s wrangled together a tidy collection of talent for her folk tale project Tales from the Hanging Head. Along with herself, the “European production for children” will see contributions from Alfonso Cuarón, Michel Gondry, Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis), and Emir Kusturica (Underground).
Connected via a “common thread of metamorphosis,” Hanging Head will, as told to The Columbia Spectator, feature modern reworkings of Serbian folk tales, suited for each director’s native country; while live-action, Driver claims Satrapi will “tie it all together with her incredible animation.” To go back to that live-action department, however, it should be said that the credited will need to handle everything practically and with naturalism, all in an effort to “[bring] magic into the present day, for children and adults.” Just let these filmmakers do their thing and I’m on board; some magic won’t hurt, though.
Are you intrigued by Hanging Head‘s concept, lineup, or nothing about it at all?
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