Mandy director Panos Cosmatos’ next film is a nightmare sci-fi romance

[ad_1]

Panos Cosmatos, director of Mandy and Beyond the Black Rainbow, is directing and co-writing a new film alongside screenwriter Maegan Houang. The film, named Nekrokosm, has no premiere date but will be produced and released by A24 in partnership with XYZ Films. It’s billed as a “phantasmagorical fantasy nightmare” — in which “deep within a strange galaxy, two lovers are torn apart as they try to survive a malevolent invasion.”

Houang has written for the excellent Starz sci-fi series Counterpart and the upcoming miniseries Shōgun, while Cosmatos is best known for the 2018 film Mandy, which pitted Nicolas Cage against a violent neo-hippie cult. (A highly memorable chainsaw duel — far from the strangest thing in the movie — was referenced briefly in the new Cage meta-film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.)

There’s not a lot of detail yet about Nekrokosm beyond a press release first revealed by The Hollywood Reporter. So it’s not clear whether it will follow Mandy’s path as a surreal but (relatively) conventionally paced action movie, or if we could see something more like the slow-burn trip of 2010’s Beyond the Black Rainbow — a film that didn’t reach the same broad audience but established the director’s distinctive retro-psychedelic style, as well as a penchant for exploring the dark side of countercultural idealism. But the press release refers to it as a “sci-fi epic”, which at least promises something appealingly ambitious for anyone who’s been waiting on a new Cosmatos project.

[ad_2]

Source link

Related articles

Xbox Series X consoles are available for Best Buy’s Totaltech members

The Xbox Series X is sometimes a little easier to buy than Sony’s PlayStation 5, but that doesn’t mean it’s a simple endeavor. The good news is that Best Buy has...

Our Flag Means Death creator David Jenkins fancies a fine narrative fabric

For many people, Our Flag Means Death was an unexpected history lesson about the adventures of Stede Bonnet, the real 18th-century pirate who loved the high seas almost as much as...

How to change your default browser in Windows 11

If you’ve updated your PC from Windows 10 to Windows 11, you may have noticed that when you click on a link for a website, a PDF document, or a variety...

Fortnite’s Zero Build mode is bringing people back to the game

Fortnite’s latest season kicked off a big shakeup: developer Epic Games removed building, perhaps the game’s most iconic feature, from the core battle royale modes. It was a risky move that...

What Elon Musk’s Twitter ‘free speech’ promises miss

Thursday morning, Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter to save free speech. “I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the...

Latest articles