Busy finishing up post-production on Seth Rogen vehicle The Green Hornet , director Michael Gondry has chatted about what we can expect from him in the next few years.
First up, The We And The I is an experimental project based on his book, You’ll Like This Film Because You’re In It . Says Gondry: “When I wrote this book, I always wrote 'I did this,' or 'we did that,' and my publisher said, 'We have to do something for the we and the I.'”
Okay. So what’s it about? “It's about the group effect, how people in groups transform when the group is dislocated, because everyone jumps out of the bus at different times, there is a smaller group and how the relationships evolve.”
“It's kids on a bus, it's more like a social thing. It's not [ well-known ] actors, it's going to be kids from a school in the Bronx. I love kids and just [regular] people too because they are not polluted by the medium. They come as they are and they have beautiful stories to tell, so I want to show that.”
So far so typically odd. But Gondry is never one to stay in the same place too long, so he’s got another idea in the making, this one an untitled time travel flick that he wants Ellen Page to star in.
Talking to MTV , Gondry says:
“I'm developing a screenplay with a writer right now about kids who travel [ into ] the future by mistake and a machine [ that ] keeps people younger… ehhh, it's complicated to explain.”
“Ellen Page is supposed to be the main character. She'd play Nancy… a young woman who participates in the discovery and changes the world.”
So, Back To The Future meets Cocoon ? Knowing Gondry, it won’t be quite so clean-cut as all that.
Hyped for Hornet ?