Tarsem Singh Now Looks to Direct Epic 62-Part Film 'Eye in the Sky'

March 19, 2012
Source: The Playlist

Tarsem Singh

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.

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  • Guy
    The Fall is one of my favorite films ever. That said pretty disappointed since then.
    • I have to agree. I really wanted to love his other work, but he seems to be trapped in the studio system. I hope he surprises us though, there still a chance he goes back on track!
    • I loved The Fall too. I like his stuff mainly because of his odd colour choice an general weirdness. I'm going to rewatch the Cell again tonight. I actually thought Immortals wasn't that shantos. In Hollwood, being even slightly different from the usual guff is good enough for me.
  • Sedna
    Tarsem really did it for me with The Cell - by far one of the more conceptually interesting films I've seen since then. Visually, he's a master. Looking forward to it
  • Lebowski
    Pushing boundaries? Please. The man is a b movie director who has a lovely eye for colour and design. Gaspar Noe pushes boundaries. Darren Aronosky pushes boundaries. Tarsem directs pretty genre films. 
  • Chris_G
    So, 62 parts? If they go for a 2 hour runtime, that's just under 2 minutes per 'part' If they go for 2.5 hours, then it's 2.4 minutes a 'part' Interesting...
  • Jeremy
    He isn't one of the most interesting directors working today. He made a good film seven years ago, and since then has only made Immortals, which was absolutely horrible. Mirror, Mirror doesn't look much better...




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