Published Oct 27, 2015Perfectly tailored arthouse dandy Wes Anderson recently lent his immaculate tastes to a new bar in Italy, but that might not be the only way he's spreading his corduroy-clad wings. According to a new interview, the director hopes to tackle a horror film.
As Indiewire reports, Anderson revealed his ambitions at the Rome Film Festival during a discussion with author Donna Tartt.
"Horror is an area where if a filmmaker really wants to use all the tricks, the techniques to affect your emotions," he said. "With the kind of movies I do, you're supposed to say is this part supposed to be funny, or is this part supposed to be sad? Well, you say, I don't know. I'm not sure. This is the way we wanted it.
"When you make a horror or a thriller, you say you're supposed to be scared here. You're supposed to be relieved here. Here we're explaining something so you know the next part so you'll be more scared then. I like the idea of the requirements and the obligations of working in a genre like that. I've done some scenes like that, but I'd like to do a scary movie."
Perhaps he could use SNL's fantastic Wes Anderson-themed horror trailer for The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders, available below.
Aside from horror, Anderson has other ambitions too. Perhaps a little less surprising, he's said he wants to lend his skills to a Christmas movie. He appears to be financially motivated, too.
"The good thing with a Christmas movie — if you make a great Christmas song or movie or book, as Dickens showed us, you can make a huge fortune, because they come back every year," he said. "As long as you have a piece of the action, then it's a perennial."
Before he gets to those projects, Anderson's next project is rumoured to be a stop-motion film about dogs.