Brian De Palma Working On Weinstein-Inspired Horror Movie | Film News
The Harvey Weinstein scandal and #MeToo movement have inspired iconic Hollywood director Brian De Palma to pen a horror film, using the allegations of sexual abuse and harassment against the disgraced movie mogul as a base.
In an interview with French newspaper Le Parisien, the 77-year old — who became a horror movie legend with 1976’s Carrie and has continued to inspire with his no less mythical Scarface, Dressed to Kill, The Untouchables, Blow Out and Mission: Impossible — gave details about the project: “My character won’t be named Harvey Weinstein, but it will be a horror film, with a sexual aggressor, and it will take place in the film industry“.
“I have been following [the Weinstein affair] very closely because I know a lot of the people involved” De Palma revealed, “As a director you have to get actors’ confidence and their love in order to be able to use their instrument in your movie. And to violate it on any level is just to me the worst thing you can do, just because of your gluttony or your lust“.
The Phantom of the Paradise director also chatted about Domino, his latest thriller about a police officer seeking justice for his partner’s murder, which has yet to secure a distributor.