Tarsem Singh Attached to Futuristic Thriller 'Killing on Carnival Row'

November 17, 2011
Source: Deadline

Tarsem Singh

Now that Immortals has taken the top spot at the box office this past weekend, it's clear that director Tarsem Singh can open a movie, even if Mirror, Mirror looks like it's going to get stomped to the curb by Snow White and the Huntsman. Now the director has another film in his future as Deadline reports Singh is attached to helm Killing on Carnival Row, a unique serial killer thriller from Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans, Pacific Rim) that takes place in the future within a city called Burgue that resembles 18th century London. However, creatures and humans inhabit the city and there's a serial killer is on the loose.

Apparently the film has been in development for a little over six years, and it almost got off the ground with Guilermo del Toro and Neil Jordan involved, but it never actually happened. Producers Anne and Arnold Kopelson are behind the project and while they're currently in talks with a studio start production next June in New Orleans, we're not sure where the fantastical noir-like thriller is being set up. Still, Arnold says, "I am thrilled that Tarsem will direct Carnival Row. His extraordinary visual sense and use of light and color can be compared to that of the great 16th Century Italian painter Michelangelo Caravaggio.” Singh's visuals are stunning, but his work in telling a story that doesn't rely on just striking visuals needs some work, and once again, Mirror, Mirror looks silly, silly. What do you think?

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  • Anonymous
    singh is a terrible story teller gets praised for something most directors get bashed for visuals funny is'nt it lol
  • Crockett
    He's better on if he writes the script himself but apparently this is a good script so he should fare well this time.
  • Pat
    Great script and Singh will match this very well visually. Nice news.
  • Lebowski
    Tarsem Singh would be better off writing the script himself? Fucking really? The man couldn't write his way out of a wet paper bag. He clearly has an eye for striking images (usually defined by some oh so compelling over-saturated colors) but his grasp of character and nuance is laughable. Tarsem would be better of as a production designer or art director. Or the owner of a VFX studio.
    • David
      He is a genius are totally wrong,think again.
      • Lebowski
        No. Hitchcock was a genius director. Kubrick was a genius director. The Coens are genius directors. Tarsem is B-movie director who has a lovely eye for color.
        • peloquin
          I 100% agree with you Lebowski.
  • He did good with The Cell, so I trust he'll do well with this Thriller.
    • Pongseven
      The Cell was garbage. 




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