Tilda Swinton, George Mackay, and Stephen Graham have signed on to star in The End, a movie musical being developed at NEON. Joshua Oppenheimer will direct what’s being described as an “off the wall” project that follows the lives of the last human family on the planet.
That’s pretty much all we know right now. Oppenheimer will also produce alongside Signe Byrge Sørensen. NEON have secured the North American distribution rights, with Match Factory Productions handling their international counterparts.
Although we obviously know very little about the film, don’t expect this to be a musical in the vein of The Greatest Showman. It’s probably more likely to be closer to Leos Carax‘s arthouse oddity Annette from earlier this year.
Oppenheimer has previously directed acclaimed documentaries The Act Of Killing and The Look Of Silence, so this is very much a step into new territory for him. It will be fascinating to see what he comes up with.
NEON are no stranger to unusual projects. The studio recently released Julia Ducournau‘s Titane in North America, which shocked and confused audiences at the Cannes Film Festival, but also secured Ducournau the Palme d’Or award. They are also releasing slow cinema king Apichatpong Weerasethakul‘s new film Memoria soon, which will also star Swinton.
Production on The End is expected to begin in 2022.