The "Carrie" director is drawing inspiration from the Harvey Weinstein scandal for his next flick.
French filmmaker Brian De Palma is best known for his work as director of flicks like “Carrie,” “Blow Out,” and “Dressed To Kill,” and now his latest subject will be none other than Harvey Weinstein.
In a recent interview with French paper Le Parisien, De Palma revealed that he is currently working with an unnamed producer on the project.
“I’m writing a film about this scandal, a project I’m talking about with a French producer,” the cinema veteran explained. “My character won’t be named Harvey Weinstein, but it will be a horror film, with a sexual aggressor, and it will take place in the film industry.”
It’s an interesting angle, but one with plenty of evidence to pull from as Weinstein has had dozens upon dozens of women accuse him of some form of sexual misconduct spanning decades, including harassment and rape.
At the moment, De Palma has a film, “Domino,” currently on ice as he struggles to secure a distributor for the movie. The film is a thriller centered on a police officer seeking justice for his partner’s murder. It’s a low-key plot compared to the major blockbuster action and adventure flicks currently dominating Hollywood, but according to De Palma, that’s one of the industry’s downfalls as he focuses on more “serious movies.”
“Hollywood has changed,” he noted in the same interview. “Dinosaur and superhero movies are for kids! You cannot make serious movies over there unless you are Spielberg and you are the studio. After "Mission: Impossible", when Tom (Cruise) said that he wanted to shoot the rest, I said, ‘Are you kidding? Why would I want to make another movie like this?’ After that, I did “Snake Eyes”, “Mission To Mars,” and there I said: Stop. I was tired of these big movies, where you have to fight with the studios over the cost of special effects.”