Near the end of the 1990s, there was a crop of promising young filmmakers who were seen as the next wave of prominent American directors: Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, David Fincher, David O. Russell, and so on. Now it's 2011, and those filmmakers are all established, so who's part of the next next wave? We'd like to suggest Matt Reeves, the man behind "Cloverfield" and "Let Me In." Both films sounded horrible on paper -- a found-footage monster movie and a remake of a beloved Swedish film -- and both turned out to be much better than anyone could have hoped. But what's he going to do next?
The Playlist decided to ask Reeves that very question, and his answer is: He's not really sure. But if he could make it happen, he'd like to move forward on a personal project called "The Invisible Woman":
'Invisible Woman' I'm trying really hard to pull together. And I'm also reading a lot of scripts. One of the great things about the reception of ['Let Me In'] is that there are a lot of interesting projects being sent my way. So I'm reading stuff and hopefully in the next couple of months I'll choose exactly what I'm going to do and probably try and find a way to marry, with the schedule, a way to do 'The Invisible Woman' as well. So that's what I would love to do."
He's been among the directors discussed for everything from the new "Superman" to "Pride & Prejudice & Zombies," but "The Invisible Woman" is closest to his heart. And in case you're thinking it's a remake of the 1940s' comedy, that's not correct: Reeves has described the movie as part Hitchcockian thriller, part character drama. (By the way, we're pretty sure invisibility actually doesn't have anything to do with the movie.)
But with 'Let Me In' earning more acclaim than box office, Reeves may have to settle for a high-profile directing assignment before "Invisible Woman" can happen. And The Playlist floats an intriguing possibility for just such a project: the "Star Trek" sequel, which Reeves colleague J.J. Abrams might not direct after all. Reeves has made a career out of surpassing expectations: We'd love to see how he handles the pressures of pleasing the Trekker nation.
'Let Me In' Director Matt Reeves Weighs His Next Options, Hopes To Make 'The Invisible Woman' Soon [The Playlist/indieWIRE]