Published Sep 03, 2018While David Cronenberg stands as one of Canada's best-known film directors, the filmmaker is reportedly making a move to the small screen with his very own TV series.
While at Venice Film Festival — where he is being honoured with a lifetime achievement award — Cronenberg revealed he is working on a long-form TV project, Variety reports.
At this point, though, the project is in its early stages, and the director declined to give any real specifics because he "can't talk about it yet."
The project will mark his debut as a creator to an episodic TV series, though Cronenberg has flirted with TV before, primarily as an actor. As previously reported, he also turned down a chance to helm the second season of HBO's True Detective.
During the panel discussion at the Venice Film Festival, Cronenberg said, "Today TV screens are getting bigger and bigger and therefore the difference between theatre and domestic viewing has become really flimsy."
Adding that the movie-making experience is "just evolving," he said, "The rule used to be that closeup shots were only done for TV, and not for movies. But today that's no longer the case."
Stay tuned for more details of Cronenberg's upcoming TV series as they become available.