Sunday, 28 September 2014

FIRST IMAGE FROM GUS VAN SANT'S THE SEA OF TREES


I'm intrigued by the synopsis of Gus van Sant's The Sea of Treeswhich features Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe lost in a Japanese forest and searching for a way out. We could be working along Gerry lines here, only with a screenplay from thriller-writer Chris Sparling, who wrote Buried, which doesn't sound like too dissimilar a project, in fact. The very pretty-looking cinematography is from Kasper Tuxen - not a well-known name by any means, but I already know he's a talented DP, having seen Hateship LoveshipPart of the reason this project so intrigues me is the fact that Naomi Watts is in it, alas. With such a polished image available already for a film without a release date, I'm expecting either a Berlin or a Cannes bow for this next year.