May 5, 2010
Super exciting news came out today that Pedro Almodovar, the acclaimed Spanish director of "All about my Mother" and "Talk to Her", is reuniting again with Antonio Banderas.
Last time the two collaborated was on 1990's "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" and since then, Almodovar has established his name as one of the world's greatest auteurs and Banderas has become a Hollywood superstar.
As Variety reported, the new movie, La piel que habito (The Skin I Live in), is about a plastic surgeon seeking revenge from his daughter's rapist and is loosely based on the 1995 novel "Mygale" by Theirry Jonquet.
Almodovar's last film, Broken Embraces, was not as good as I personally expected; nevertheless, this news brings back the good memories of "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" and Almodovar gets a free pass from me for directing five of my personal favorites. (If you must know, the films are: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Braekdown, All about my Mother, Talk to Her, Bad Education and Volver) so I already can't wait for this one to come out.
Almodovar mentioned that the movie is a "horror story without screams or shocks" and that although it comes close to the terror genre, something he likes but has never done before, he won't follow any of the genre's rules.
Posted by Amir at 12:58 PM