The last we heard about Michael Haneke‘s long-developing “Flashmob,” he was waiting for an unnamed actress’ schedule to clear up so he could make his movie about a group of characters who connect through the internet and are brought together by the titular event at the end, with the movie thematically exploring the relationship between media and reality. But whether his patience is up, his interest has waned, or whatever other reason, Haneke is moving on.
Le Parisien reports that Haneke has dropped “Flashmob,” with the director revealing he has been researching his next movie that will take place in France. Of course, what it’s about, when it might shoot, or other such details haven’t been disclosed, with the filmmaker even refusing to discuss why he’s decided not to make “Flashmob.”
Haneke tends to work a regular clip, having delivered a new film every couple of years in the 2000s. But this year will mark three years since his devastating “Amour,” which itself followed three years after the excellent “The White Ribbon.” So here’s hoping whatever this new mystery project is gets going soon, as we don’t want this break between films to grow too much longer.