Re: That Paul Thomas Anderson Horror movie rumor
Hey folks, Harry here... a tad intoxicated, but still able to quasi construct sentences. Earlier today - AICN posted a story that was in reaction to a rumor that Bloody-Disgusting.com had heard that stated that Paul Thomas Anderson was looking to shoot a Horror film as his next project. Moriarty posted about it - but I decided to run the rumor by Paul to see what he would say. Here's what he responded with:
News to me. I thought I just made a horror film.... Wish I had something to report, but I'm dry as a bone... pta.
So that's what the man himself has to say about it. Now does that mean his next film won't be a horror film? No. It just means that at this juncture - he hasn't begun to explore what his next film is. He's in AWARDS SEASON hand-shaking and meeting. He tends to take time between projects, I'll be surprised if he states what he's up to next for at least half a year or more.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
+ Expand All
Jan. 25, 2008, 1:21 a.m. CST
Jan. 25, 2008, 1:21 a.m. CST
Jan. 25, 2008, 1:21 a.m. CST
Jan. 25, 2008, 1:21 a.m. CST
by Spaz Medicine
We likely won't see another PT Anderson film for three years.
Jan. 25, 2008, 1:25 a.m. CST
Borrrrrrrring...Where is the good stuff?
Jan. 25, 2008, 1:27 a.m. CST
by Stevie Grant
just looking forward to PTA's next film
Jan. 25, 2008, 1:39 a.m. CST
I won't mind another Punch Drunk Love type movie, something a little lighter. Would love to see PTA make his Annie Hall or Manhattan. Still, the idea of him taking on horror does excite...
Jan. 25, 2008, 1:43 a.m. CST
by Julius Dithers
There will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth. And drinking of milkshakes.
Jan. 25, 2008, 1:51 a.m. CST
and it was about a huge penis that ate Marky Mark? (or something like that...)
Jan. 25, 2008, 1:58 a.m. CST
He does something as grand as he did with his last film.
Jan. 25, 2008, 2:06 a.m. CST
it could work! :)
Jan. 25, 2008, 2:26 a.m. CST
"There will be blood" felt like it tried to be Kubrick, and kinda succeeded. Atleast it had the look, the characters and obviously the sound. I don't know if that's good or bad though..
Jan. 25, 2008, 2:34 a.m. CST
by jackson healy
BASTARD FROM A BASKET!
Jan. 25, 2008, 2:57 a.m. CST
by Mullah Omar
It's definitely not TOO SOON.
Jan. 25, 2008, 3 a.m. CST
...spend two years not doing shit and listening to people tell me how awesome my movie was. Fuck, I hate successful filmmakers.
Jan. 25, 2008, 3:46 a.m. CST
by the podosphere
as long as he wants. You know, if he decides he's done with movies and moves on to videogames or novels, cool by me.
Jan. 25, 2008, 3:47 a.m. CST
Kubrick never made a scope pic. Barry L was straight 35mm. 2001 was 70mm,it was big...but not anamorphic. He was a photographer, and he framed like a photographer.
Jan. 25, 2008, 3:53 a.m. CST
would Love a PTA horror bring it on
Jan. 25, 2008, 3:56 a.m. CST
TWBB was better written than NCFOM
Jan. 25, 2008, 3:59 a.m. CST
First person Boogie Nights sequel? Magnolia point-and-click? Anderson should consider moving to games. Unfortunately, I'm dead fucking serious.
Jan. 25, 2008, 4:20 a.m. CST
by Han Cholo
That movie scared the shit out of me. I would like to see it done proper, though as a lot of the dialogue was stilted plus the actors didn't always come off as serious to me. Maybe Anderson or Darabont could do it even better than the made for TV film. Tim Curry was the man as Pennywise.
Jan. 25, 2008, 4:25 a.m. CST
Now that would be a challenge.
Jan. 25, 2008, 4:33 a.m. CST
Jan. 25, 2008, 4:46 a.m. CST
Jan. 25, 2008, 5:14 a.m. CST
what a waste of web-space
Jan. 25, 2008, 5:43 a.m. CST
by the ageless stranger
Yesterday the news was "Director having a vague thought." And today the news is "Correction: Director not having a vague thought." Lucky in this digital age there are no presses to stop, eh?
Jan. 25, 2008, 7:09 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
John C. Reilly as inside-out bear.
Jan. 25, 2008, 7:17 a.m. CST
Says it all. PTA is the MAN.
Jan. 25, 2008, 7:19 a.m. CST
You heard it here first folks. Hopefully I'll get an Exec. Producer credit.
Jan. 25, 2008, 8 a.m. CST
by The Dude Abides
Good stuff, Harry, good stuff.
Jan. 25, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST
It would seem to me that meeting Kubrick on the set of Eyes Wide Shut had a major impact on PTA. Do not get me wrong that is awesome as SK is my all time without a doubt #1 artist of all time. Starting with Punch Drunk Love and especially with There Will Be Blood, PT's movies have taken on a Kubrickian feel. In fact if I didn’t know any better I would say that TWBB was a Kubrick film. Who else but the man would have ended a movie on that note? That being said I hate how PT Anderson has said to himself if Stanley could make a movie once every ice age, so can I.
Jan. 25, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST
by Kid Z
... Or the shitty Paul Anderson? I can never keep track. Or are they both shitty?
Jan. 25, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST
by The Funketeer
Harry wants us to know that he knows PTA.
Jan. 25, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST
a director that takes his time between projects, suddenly does something huge, and then starts something else pretty quickly, but I guess we'll have to wait. This would have been cool, but I'd love it even more if Lynch directed a horror film, that was intentionally a horror film.
Jan. 25, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST
"Dry as a Bone" is a project set in the Australian wilderness. Its been floating around the industry for some time now. The title refers to the Long sheepskin coats that the jackaroos wear through the rough weather months. Should be a great film.
Jan. 25, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST
Harry, you just confirmed what everyone else already knew. A little less name dropping and a little more reporting please. Christ...this site hasn't had a scoop in years.
Jan. 25, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST
they told me they're not sure what their next project is. OHH yeah, envy me baby.
Jan. 25, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST
by Bone-In Foray
TWBB WAS a horror movie... something a brain-dead site like 'Bloody Disgusting' could never possibly understand. My girlfriend couldn't understand either - more specifically, she couldn't understand what I was so pumped about after the movie... she thought it was slow, deliberate, inconclusive, and a tad on the boring side. I respectfully disagreed. Only by skimming the surface and using a movie such as 'No Country' (which was more obviously violent/horrific/etc) or - to a lesser extent - 'Cloverfield' as a reference point could you make an assertion like that. TWBB was every bit of thrilling and terrifying as NC, but it was based primarily in the psychological plane. Despite the obvious foreshadowing of the film's title. Right on PTA. Take a break.
Jan. 25, 2008, 2:24 p.m. CST
by Jerri Blank
Holy Moly. Finally, a film that lives up to the hype. Easily one of the greatest American films ever made. And that last line..."I'm finished." HA! Loved it!!!!!! Wow. What a great, great, film.
Jan. 25, 2008, 2:34 p.m. CST
i like knowing that the movie site i get most of my news from is run by someone who does actually knows a bunch of these people. this is a perfect example of why.
Jan. 25, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST
by Samuel Fulmer
Ask PTA about tackling this genre!
Jan. 25, 2008, 2:48 p.m. CST
by Samuel Fulmer
Todd Haynes Alpha Flight! Christian Bayle as North Star and Cate Blanchet as Puck!
Jan. 25, 2008, 3 p.m. CST
(insert witty slam here)
Jan. 25, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST
really, no one cares that intake alcohol Harry. Get to the story.
Jan. 25, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST
by Samuel Fulmer
if your health is poor. Please don't pull a Heath Ledger on us.
Jan. 25, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST
I thought he was once going to do a musical with songs by Amy Mann and Michael Penn (or was it Fiona Apple). Wasn't he?
Jan. 25, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST
He agreed No Country for Old Men was the better film.
Jan. 25, 2008, 4 p.m. CST
Drinks a beer and cheets on his wife.
Jan. 25, 2008, 4:15 p.m. CST
HA! I love it. <br> <br> Where were you when I made my first post?
Jan. 25, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST
Why dont you stfu? You were annoying on the heath ledger talk back and your annoying on this one.Go play some xbox live kid.
Jan. 25, 2008, 5:03 p.m. CST
by Biggie Kaiju
"Now let's go get some of that Saturday night beaver."
Jan. 25, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST
Just because you're job requires creativity doesn't mean you have a free pass to be lazy.
Jan. 25, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST
An absolute masterpiece and one of the most complete character studies ever put to the screen. Easily the best film of the year.
Jan. 25, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
BASTARD IN A BASKET...!
Jan. 25, 2008, 10 p.m. CST
Um, why don't you do THEIR job and then you can comment on it. You asscracker.
Jan. 26, 2008, 1:39 a.m. CST
...for us lowlifes who waited for the wide theatrical release of PTA's latest psuedo-opus? Anyway, I have to disagree with 999 of 1000 US critics who loved this movie, as I...disliked it. Never before have I seen such an attempt/try to make a film so full of hatred as I just saw in TWBB. The usual PTA contrivances dating back to Boogie Nights were there. Violence was dropped in without really being part of any organic whole to the film, I'm not buying that Plainview is simply a violent man and thus it should be expected. And what was with the laughs every five minutes from the audience I was with? Was I watching a comedy or a drama? Personally, I was yawning the whole time... Was not showing any substantial blood until the end of the film, thus the said title, supposed to be clever? And it seems PTA, who does have talent, has confirmed himself more than ever in my book that he is right now the greatest filmmaker masquerading as a great filmmaker, maybe, ever. The fact that he has so bowled over 99.9999% of the critics, the Academy, and everyone on this site is confirmation for me. I guess no one but me and a select few others with eyes for seeing see through the over-the-top acting of DDL, the violence and humor, the Radiohead score, the tired oil/blood metaphors, and the pretty photography as a cover-up for an otherwise soulless film...
Jan. 26, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST
...or something like that...
Jan. 26, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST
by Billy The Fish
Is the ttitle of the next movie from Paul Thomas Anderson, in collaboration with Uwe Boll and Rob Zombie. Basically, the premise is this: three really shit directors take it in turns to stick their heads in a blender while a topless Sherri Moon hits the 'puree' switch. It only lasts five minutes, but I for one would pay a fucking fortune to watch it over and over again...
Jan. 26, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST
PTA is THE most WILDLY overrated filmmaker I've seen. It's almost funny how the fanboys unzip and jack off at the mention of his name. He imitates Scorsese, Altman, Kubrick, but somehow escapes being raked over the coals . Boogie Nights was 100% Scosese rip-off, Magnolina...Jebus I couldnt even finish wathcing that piece of self indlugent shit. Punch Drunk Love had Adam Sandler so cross that one off...and now people are raving over that dumb ass milkshake line in TWBB...SNOOZE...
Jan. 27, 2008, 6:48 p.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
...in the last 20 years. One who takes nothing from other directors and has no homage in any of their films.
Jan. 27, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST
by T 1000 xp professional
nobody is like that man...i'm just hoping you're not excluding pt anderson from there....there's a lot of good filmakers out there
Jan. 27, 2008, 9:23 p.m. CST
I'll name five "known" American directors from the last 10 years: Charles Burnett, Todd Haynes, Harmony Korine, Terry Zwygoff, and Michael Almereyda. I'd name more but we don't want to cause you any pain to your brain here. So as you're scratching your head saying "Who Dat?" with regard to the truly great filmmakers I just mentioned, maybe some truth will actually leach into that thick scalp of yours...
Feb. 12, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST
- Jason Momoa to potentially play Doomsday in the upcoming BATMAN/SUPERMAN film!?!? -- 91 total posts 91 posts
- The Trailer For The Wachowskis' JUPITER ASCENDING! -- 161 total posts 40 posts
- A sequel to JACK REACHER is on the way! -- 99 total posts 40 posts
- Nordling Recaps BNAT 15! -- 140 total posts 26 posts
- The Next STAR TREK!! Variety Says ATTACK THE BLOCK’s Joe Cornish Is Not Directing And Alex Kurtzman Is Not Writing!! -- 337 total posts 21 posts
- Peter Berg Says No New FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Movie -- 133 total posts 15 posts
- Big SPOILERS for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST and APOCALYPSE as new rumors suggest a familiar face will be playing the role of APOCALYPSE!! -- 507 total posts 9 posts
- And The Apparent Title Of The Next TERMINATOR Movie Is... -- 359 total posts 8 posts
- Disney can now make new Indiana Jones Movies!!! But what about Paramount? -- 542 total posts 6 posts
- Images From Matt Smith's Final DOCTOR WHO Episode - 'The Time of the Doctor'!! -- 66 total posts 6 posts