Drew Barrymore to Direct Apocalyptic Drama 'The End' at Warner Bros
Though the actress turned filmmaker, who made her directorial debut with Whip It, already has two more projects lined up to direct sometime in the future, Drew Barrymore now has another film added to her plate. In addition to being attached as director to an adaptation of Heist Society and How to Be Single, THR reports Barrymore will direct the apocalyptic centric drama The End. However, rather than being a big blockbuster or a sad, tragic drama in the face of the apocalypse, this film will focus on several people as they reconcile their fate on the last day of Earth. Doesn't that still sound a bit like a depressing film? Read on!
Well, apparently the stories are uplifting and humanistic with more of a focus on life rather than death (which should make it a little less sad than Seeking a Friend for the End of the World). The various characters involved in the film include a an elderly radio personality in London intent on broadcasting until the end (just like Pirate Radio), a father trying to make it through the chaos in Tokyo to reach his wife and baby, and a teenage couple in the American Midwest being pulled in different directions by their families. All of those stories sound like they would be great in a film of their own, but alas "Heroes" writer/producer Aron Eli Coleite has put them all in one film. It's not clear how soon this project will get off the ground, especially with those other two projects in the works, so stay tuned.