Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

After being reportedly scrapped earlier this yr, a brand new report from World of Reel means that director Pawel Pawlikowski is trying to revive his movie The Island.

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The undertaking — set to star Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara — was supposed to start filming in Could. Nonetheless, the undertaking was reportedly scrapped because of the movie not having the ability to be insured. Whereas it appeared formally executed, World of Reel’s report notes that Pawlikowski “nonetheless very a lot needs this to be his subsequent film.”

Ought to Pawlikowski be capable of get the undertaking up and operating once more, the following tall process will probably be ensuring Phoenix and Mara can be found for it.

Phoenix particularly is ready to star in Ari Aster’s subsequent movie Eddington, in addition to an upcoming drama from director Todd Haynes. As for Mara, she’s set to star in The Kitchen subsequent.

In The Island, Phoenix and Mara had been set to painting a gorgeous American couple within the Thirties, “who escape to their very own non-public paradise on a abandoned island and dwell off the land,” reads the synopsis. “However after a millionaire passing by on his yacht turns the couple right into a tabloid newspaper sensation, a self-styled countess seems with two lovers and plans to construct a luxurious resort on the island. As battle traces are rapidly drawn, psychological warfare ensues between the countess and the American couple as sexual infidelity, betrayal, and ultimately, homicide takes place among the many island interlopers.”

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On the time, The Island was set to be produced by Tanya Seghatchian, John Woodward, Mario Gianani, Lorenzo Gangarossa, and Ewa Puszczynska, with Reno Antoniades govt producing, and hailed from Apocalypso Footage, Brightstar, Wildside, Imaginative and prescient Distribution, and Excessive Feelings.

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