Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
June 27th, 2011

Get out your calendars, as a few big time projects found themselves some release dates. First up, Pedro Almodovar’s film THE SKIN I LIVE IN will be bowing on October 7th in limited release, with more cities in subsequent weeks. The film stars Antonio Banderas and is based off of the Thierry Jonquet novel, Mygale, which follows the story of a surgeon looking to take revenge on the man who raped his daughter.

I had a chance to see the film at Cannes this year and I must say, it’s an absolutely fantastic film (my review HERE). It’s a pulpy gem of a thriller that has many Almodovar staples, but has this almost De Palma-like sense of eroticism that really bleeds out into one hell of a fantastic film. This is definitely not one to miss.

Also hitting later this year is Roman Polanski’s film CARNAGE, which hits on November 18. The film stars Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet, and Christoph Waltz, and is based off of the Yasmina Reza play of the same name. Following the story of two families who have dinner after their children are involved in a fight at school, the film is one of the bigger actors pieces that 2011 has to offer, and as with any Polanski film, it’s one of the year’s most talked about projects.

Finally, THR is reporting that Andrew Niccol’s THE HOST, an adaptation of the Stephenie Meyer novel, will hit on March 29, 2013. The film will star Saoirse Ronan, and is set in a future where an alien parasite takes over the human race. Niccol is an intriguing sci-fi filmmaker, so this is definitely a project to keep a really keen eye on.

What do you think?

Additional source Variety

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