Nicolas Winding Refn is ready to get his latest motion picture up and running.
The Only God Forgives director reportedly hired 27-year-old playwright Polly Stenham to tackle his upcoming all-female horror flick. According to the folks at Cinema Blend, the project is currently known as I Walk with the Dead.
The website reports that Nicolas Winding Refn has a hard time writing about women. To make sure the project is spot-on, he hired a woman to pen the script.
“I always set out wanting to make films about women but it always ends up being about men. Maybe it’s because I don’t know how to write them,” he said.
News about Polly Stenham’s involvement with Nicolas Winding Refn’s horror flick arrived courtesy of the folks at London Evening Standard. The writer received acclaim for her work on the acclaimed playThe Face, a story she wrote at the tender age of 19.
During her chat with the publication, she suggested that the Drive director is looking to do something a little different from his previous productions.
“He’s got a lot of stick for doing films some people think are violently misogynistic. So he approached me with the idea of doing something different,” she explained.
I Walk with the Dead isn’t the only project Nicolas Winding Refn presently has in the works. The Inquisitr previously reported that the filmmaker wants to adapt the Jane Fonda sci-fi yarn Barbarella for the small screen.
“I have daughters, so I felt I wanted to do a show that they could see. I think that television has become really, really interesting, in terms of character development. You can have 13 hours to develop a character, as opposed to 25 minutes in a movie. That excites me,” he explained to Collider earlier this year.
Refn also told the website what happened to his Logan’s Run reboot. Frequent collaborator Ryan Gosling was once attached to star in the movie. However, the actor ultimately decided to drop out. The filmmaker said he eventually backed out due to a scheduling conflict.
“I didn’t feel like I was ready when they needed to go, and I didn’t want to hold anybody up on it. It was a great experience, developing the movie. I had a great time, but it just was not the right time,” Refn told the website.
Although the director is definitely interested in putting I Walk with the Dead together, it’s unknown if he will tackle this as his next project. Considering he has a number of productions currently in development, only time will tell what he decides to helm next.
Are you a fan of Nicolas Winding Refn? What do you think about his all-female horror flick?