It sounds like visionary director Alfonso Cuarón is getting back to basics. The director is mostly well known for his visual effects heavy films like Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men, and Gravity, but according to Collider, his next movie is set to be a big departure from his last few.
The outlet reports that Cuarón's next film is a currently untitled project that is set in Mexico City in the 1970s. He will be writing and directing the movie, and given that the filmmaker was born in Mexico City, it is expected that it will be a personal endeavor. The film is reported to focus on a family living in the city at the time, though there are no actual plot details as of this point. Production is set to begin on the film this fall.
Of course, any news of Cuarón working on a film is good news, but I have to admit, I'm a bit disappointed. Call it shallow, but I truly appreciate his take on visual effects-heavy films, and at the end of the day, I'm a blockbuster lover more than anything, so the fact that he's going more grounded in his next film is a mild disappointment to me. Granted, I'm sure he'll absolutely nail it, and it's understandable why he'd go more personal after working on these larger movies for so long, but a piece of me wants to see his next grandiose vision.
What do you think? Are you excited for Cuarón's next film? Are you happy he's going back to basics for this one? Feel free to judge me in the comments down below.
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