A couple of surprises here. First off, apparently Oliver Stone‘s son Sean decided way back in the spring of 2010 to follow in his father’s footsteps, and has been working on a feature film titled “SecretStone” about a group of filmmakers working inside a haunted psychiatric hospital who quickly discover they are not alone. Generic, we know, but cast your famous father in the film and you’ll have us paying attention. It’s some kind of meta-horror, found footage, faux-doc thing and STYD have dug up the trailer for the film (now called “Graystone“) which will be looking for distribution at the American Film Market in November. It looks pretty terrible, proving that talent isn’t necessarily genetic.
Anyway, it looks like the father-son duo are set to reunite behind the camera, with reports from the local Iranian media that Sean is currently in the country prepping a documentary of some sort with Oliver soon be joining him there. “Sean Stone is in Iran to make arrangements for filming a documentary,” a producer is quoted as saying (dubious, we know). “He will talk about his plans on Wednesday.”
Stone, the senior one, isn’t adverse to touchy subjects, having previously released documentaries on controversial leaders Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. Over the years he’s also been plotting a film about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, last expressing his desire to follow through with his plans in 2009. Could that project be back in the cards? We’re sure we’ll hear more soon enough, and if that’s indeed the case, Stone is likely to be garnering the most controversy his career has faced to date.
Next up for Stone is the adaptation of Don Winslow‘s “Savages,” the illustrious cast of which boasts Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Aaron Johnson, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch, Olivia Wilde, Benicio Del Toro and Demian Bichir. A September 28, 2012 release date has been set for the currently shooting film.