Jennifer's Body Director talks about her Next Project and Rachel Weisz


It looks like the director of Jennifer's Body, Karyn Kusama, is on a road to turning a original script she co-wrote into a film starring Rachel Weisz. In an interview with i09, she goes into some detail and talks about this new horror film she is trying to get off the ground. When asked about this next film project Kusama said:

There's a screenplay I wrote a while a go with a partner that has a sort of element of horror, although I would call it a psychological horror in the David Cronenberg tradition, that I'm tying to get made.

In the tradition of David Cronenberg!? Thats a pretty big challenge, Cronenberg has made some fantastic horror films such as The Fly, Scanners, The Dead Zone, Videodrome, and many more. I hope she pulls it off because I love those kinds of horror films. When asked how she was influenced by Cronenberg she said:

He's a very important film maker to me. I've watched a lot of his movies with a lot of admiration. I feel like he's somebody who early in his career found ways to marry concepts of horror and certainly elements of gore, but those elements had some sort of deeper meaning, beyond the surface of the movie.

During the interview she doesn't say much about the film in detail but she does say:

It definitely does fall into sort of a body horror movie that deals very, very specifically with our concept of gender. I can't really talk to you specifically about it other than to say that Rachel Weisz is attached to the film.

So the concept of the film deals with gender, and Rachel Weisz is attached to it. I haven't seen Jennifer's Body yet, but I will go see Jennifer's Body to see how the director handles horror films, in anticipation for this new project she is working on. I just can't help but like that Kusama wants to try and bring back that Cronenberg horror movie style.  What do you think?

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