These past seven months, Craig Zobel made enough of an impression with his praised thriller, Compliance, to earn two jobs in the span of these past two weeks. The first and, clearly, biggest of these is Z for Zachariah, which we told you he’d be rewriting and directing for Tobey Maguire to star in — as good as almost any offer he could get right now. But, today, there’s news of something which is arguably a bit more personal.
Variety has news of his future outing, telling us the writer-director has sold a thriller pitch to Focus Features; Jack Turner (Cold Weather) and Nicholas Shumaker (Another Earth) are producing. What with the credits of its creative voice and business backers, you must be intrigued, so, of course, we have nothing else to really provide at the moment.
Should it be in the same vein as Compliance — which is something I’m only implying, not outright stating — then one thing we can anticipate is a series of angry Sundance attendees. For that alone, Zobel is already on the right track. (And even if it isn’t, we’ll still pay attention. It could even turn out well.)
Do the first seeds of Zobel’s new project get your mind going?
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