Dante, Plaza, Natali, Gens, Kitamura Making 'Paris, I'll Kill You'
This sounds too good to be true. THR reports that a new anthology horror project is coming together called Paris, I'll Kill You, spoofing the anthology flick Paris, Je T'aime. The best part about it is the line-up of filmmakers they've gathered: genre masters Joe Dante (Germlins), Paco Plaza ([REC]) Vincenzo Natali (Splice), Xavier Gens (Hitman) & Ryuhei Kitamura (Midnight Meat Train). Additionally, Christopher Smith (Creep), French duo Julien Maury & Alexandre Bustillo (Inside), German music video director Joern Heitmann will direct segments of the film, described as a look at the seedy underbelly of the city of love.
Instinctive Film and Reverence are producing Paris, I'll Kill You with Darryn Welch and Mathieu Robinet. The film is being produced independently and sold at various upcoming film markets, so we expect to see this hit a festival before it arrives in theaters. The producers are pitching Paris, I'll Kill You as the first of a possible "horror city" franchise, just like the Paris, Je T'aime producers, who followed up that with New York, I Love You and are working on Shanghai and Jerusalem, too. I'm just excited to see this get made with that incredibly impressive line-up of directors, it could turn out incredible. What a perfect Halloween treat!
From the press release: "Spanning the gamut of the genre including fantasy, suspense and pure, terrifying horror, Paris IKU is a twisted look at the City of Love. Through its diverse stories, woven together by one connecting story, it will take its audience deep into the seedy underbelly of a Paris a long, long way from the pretty honeymoon cliche." Darryn Welch & Mathieu Robinet add: "The stars of this show are the directors. Since we started with the project we've had tremendous response from directors willing to collaborate, it's something fresh and something they can really sink their teeth into; it's also a true fanboy project." Good!