The Coen Brothers Now Developing a 'Full-On Horror Movie' Next?
Though the Golden Globes may have snubbed Joel and Ethan Coen for their spectacular western True Grit, thankfully the Academy Awards came through with plenty of love for the film. Now it sounds like the Coen Brothers are already thinking about their next project. The writing/directing duo wrote the remake of Gambit, but clearly they're not directing. Well, Empire asked the Coens if they would ever consider directing a straight-up horror film for their next project and Ethan said, "Funny you should ask, yes, we're working on a couple of scripts now, one of which it would be fair to call a full-on horror movie." Oh, really?
However, Ethan followed that statement by saying, "Frances McDormand is the monster." Now, either he was joking completely about the concept of a horror movie, or just the bit about regular Coen Brothers collaborator Frances McDormand was the joke. However, the way Ethan said "one of which would be fair to call a full-on horror movie," maybe that's his way of saying they consider it a horror movie, but it's not exactly a straight-up genre film. If that's the case, McDormand could easily be "the monster" in some sort of strange way. Could she be some awful clerk at the DMV or perhaps something like a terrible mother-in-law? Seems a little too simple-minded for the Coen Brothers, but the thought of a horror film from them is certainly enticing. What do you think?