Tarsem Singh Now Looks to Direct Epic 62-Part Film 'Eye in the Sky'
If you've seen any of Tarsem Singh's previous work, you'll know the director has a predilection for pushing boundaries. The director of The Cell, The Fall, Immortals, and the upcoming Snow White film Mirror, Mirror (not to be confused with Snow White and the Huntsman) spoke with The Playlist recently and gave details about what he hopes will be his next film. Eye in the Sky is a Soderbergh-style epic with 62 stories revolving around a drone attack, portraying the incident from the perspective of the people who launched it, those on the ground throughout, European politicians dealing with their own wars, and more.
Eye in the Sky already has a director, Olivier Hirschbiegel, but Tarsem is hoping to take over the project and put his own spin on things. This won't be quite as visually driven as some of his other work, but the director does refer to it as an "event film" with more than just one or two "very big" parts. Tarsem is one of the most interesting directors working today, because his visual style is unmatched and no one makes movies like he does. Seriously, The Fall is breathtaking and unique. It's an underrated gem that deserves much more attention. And like her or not, if he could lock down Julia Roberts for Mirror, Mirror, maybe he has the juice to get some more big name players involved to round out the cast for Eye in the Sky. Regardless, the director will likely return to the world of serial killers with Killing on Carnival Row before this one gets rolling, but we'll keep you posted with any more updates.