Floria Sigismondi To Direct Alejandro Jodorosky’s ‘Bouncer’ & ‘The Delivery Man’
Floria Sigismondi To Direct Alejandro Jodorosky's 'Bouncer' & 'The Delivery Man'
Floria Sigismondi is perhaps best known for music video work, which has seen her collaborate with musicians and bands like David Bowie, Sigur Ros, Fiona Apple, Leonard Cohen, and more. But in 2010 she unveiled her feature directorial debut, "The Runaways," a somewhat underrated picture about the cult rock ‘n roll band anchored by a flamboyant turn by Michael Shannon. Since then, she’s had a couple of projects brewing away, but now her next one is set up.
Variety reports that Sigismondi will direct an adaptation of Alejandro Jodorosky and Francois Boucq’s comic series "Bouncer." While Jodorowsky is known for his more fantastical work, this is actually a straight up western about the adventures of a gunslinger and saloon bouncer. We’re really intrigued to see what the visually stylish Sigismondi can bring the genre. Promising stuff and likely more news on the horizon as this will start production in early 2016.
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Meanwhile, Sigismondi has also become attached to direct an adaptation of Joe McGinniss Jr.‘s novel "The Delivery Man," which has nothing to do with that Vince Vaughn vehicle. Instead, it tells the story of a man who gets mixed up in the world of teenage call girls. Here’s the book synopsis:
The Delivery Man is a thrilling and astonishing debut—a scary, fast-paced, and illuminating portrait of the MySpace generation. It is a love story set against the surreal excess of Las Vegas—and the artificial suburbs, gated communities, and freeways that surround it—where broken lives come to seek new beginnings and casinos feed the lust of tourists and residents alike. Ultrasophisticated local kids grow up fast and burn out early.
After attending college in New York, Chase returns to Vegas and is drawn into the lucrative but dangerous world of a teenage call-girl service with his childhood friend Michele, a beautiful Salvadoran immigrant with whom he shares a tragic past. Over the course of one extraordinary summer they will confront the violence and emptiness at the heart of the city and their generation.
At once stark and electrically atmospheric, horrifying and hopeful, The Delivery Man is an ambitious literary novel as well as a fast and absorbing page-turner—and a powerful indictment of a society in which personal responsibility has been abandoned, lust is increasingly mistaken for love, and innocence is an anachronism.
No exact start date on this one, but good to know it’s something Sigismondi has cooking too, so hopefully the gaps between her next couple of films won’t be too long.