There’s striking when the iron is hot, and then there’s Yorgos Lanthimos‘ ever growing schedule. While he took two years between “Dogtooth” and “The Alps,” and another four until “The Lobster” which debuted on the festival circuit last year, and comes to U.S. cinemas this spring, the director is now starting to up the pace. He’s already in pre-production on “The Favorite,” a period drama that will star Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, and now he’s got another gig brewing.
Deadline reports that Lanthimos will co-write and direct “The Killing Of A Sacred Deer” (good title). Described as a psychological thriller with a supernatural touch, the story is about a young man seeking vengeance, and a doctor fighting for the survival of his family. And in Lanthimos’ hands, that will probably mean something very distinct for the genre.
This one is probably a bit down the line for the director, but given that he can now attract big names to his movies, it likely won’t be long until the pieces of ‘Sacred Deer’ start coming together.