Matt Damon Joins Clint Eastwood's Supernatural Hereafter
by Brandon Lee Tenney
September 17, 2009
Clint Eastwood's all set to follow up last year's Gran Torino, and this year's Invictus, with the supernatural thriller Hereafter, and his first foray into the genre world has found its lead, Matt Damon. According to Variety, Warner Bros has not yet even released the logline of this project, set to shoot in the fall. The most they'll say is that Hereafter is "a thriller in the vein of The Sixth Sense." What a twist! At least it's good news that Eastwood is sticking with Damon again. The script, written by Oscar-nominated scribe Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon), moved to WB from DreamWorks, but has retained producer Steven Spielberg among others.
Now, bearing in mind that I've absolutely no idea what this film is about yet, I'm extremely excited for it already. Eastwood is a truly great director. His camera work is reserved, but always impacting, his eye for subtlety superb (though, Gran Torino may not exactly be the best representation of that last point). Having Eastwood in the director's chair for this mysterious, supernatural thriller seems to be a perfect fit. Then again, I've been watching Eastwood kick ass my whole life. Nowadays, he just so happens to be kicking ass behind the camera. Hopefully we'll find out more about the story in this soon, so stay tuned for updates!