Thursday, May 15, 2008

Herzog and Lynch Team Up for Murder Drama

Werner Herzog (left) and David Lynch

From The Hollywood Reporter:
CANNES -- Werner Herzog and David Lynch are teaming for "My Son, My Son," a horror-tinged murder drama based on a true story. Herzog and his longtime assistant director Herbert Golder co-wrote "Son," loosely based on the true story of a San Diego man who acts out a Sophocles play in his mind and kills his mother with a sword. The low-budget feature will flash back and forth from the murder scene to the disturbed man's story. A guerrilla-style digital video shoot on Coronado Island is tentatively set for March.
Oh. My. God. I think this just made my day. David Lynch is God as far as I'm concerned, and teaming him up with Werner Herzog, another one of the greats, seems like a minor miracle.

Of course, since they both have such distinct styles and personalities, this could end up being a disaster. But hey, I can hope can't I?

3 comments:

J.D. said...

Wow. That might just explode the collective mind of humanity. Wow.

Matthew Lucas said...

Agreed. I fully expect my mind to be blown. I might melt.

Rick Olson said...

given the two involved, perhaps, as they say, a noble failure?

How will these two egos get along?

Herzog hasn't had a foil worth his own obsessions since Kinski died. Lynch is just as nuts ...