"I'D LIKE MY FILM TO BE A KIND OF MIXTURE BETWEEN 'MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE' & 'WAIT UNTIL DARK'"
The picture at left, from France 3 TV, shows Brian De Palma on stage during Saturday's Cinema Masterclass at the Beaune International Thriller Film Festival. I'll post more about that this week, but for now, here is what De Palma told Alain Grasset at Le Parisien regarding his current project, Lights Out: "Yet another thriller-but I love so much this genre - which tells the story of a blind Chinese girl whose father is involved in a secret operation with the CIA. It will take place between China and Canada. I would like my film to be a kind of mixture between Mission: Impossible and Wait Until Dark, with Audrey Hepburn. Hopefully, I will start shooting this summer." Metro News mentioned the other day that the screenplay for Lights Out is still being worked on and finalized.