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‘Dogtooth’ Director Yorgos Lanthimos Plans Sci-Fi Film & British Period Piece Among Trio of English-Language Debuts

Written by on June 7, 2012 

If you have yet to see Yorgos Lanthimos‘ brilliant, disturbing satire Dogtooth, that experience is currently available for you on many formats, including Netflix Instant. The Greek director has also completed his follow-up Alps, and while it doesn’t live up his previous film (my TIFF review here), there’s enough of his oddity there to appreciate. Taking no breaks, we now have news on not one, not two, but three different projects.

Sitting down with indieWIRE, he announced each film will be in English and that they are “all very different.” Indeed, as he revealed the first project will see him once again collaborating with Efthymis Filippou, who co-wrote his last two films. While no plot details have been revealed he said, it will have science-fiction and fantasy elements. The other two projects were also hush-hush, one being a “British period film” that he was actually offered to helm. Lastly, he’s also working on adaptation of a novel, but no word on that either.

While there’s not much to go on, I’m excited to see Lanthimos go in different directions as his most recent film seemed to rehash some of the same themes in the striking Dogtooth. It certainly sounds like that problem won’t be the case with these three films, but before he shoots any of them, he’s announced intentions to make a short film back in Greece. With film in a strong need of varied voices, Lanthimos is about as unique as they come and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.

Alps opens on July 13th at your local IMAX theater.

Which of these three projects appeals to you most?


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