Colossal star Anne Hathaway may not be finished dealing with giant creatures. Deadline reports that she has signed on to star in a mysterious project It Follows director David Robert Mitchell is making for Warner Bros. Pictures, Jackson Pictures, and J.J. Abrams’ company Bad Robot – and film journalist Jeff Sneider has revealed he heard a rumor that this movie is going to have dinosaurs in it.
Sneider tweeted yesterday, “It Follows director David Robert Mitchell is making a dinosaur movie set in the ’80s for Bad Robot and Warner Bros. with Oscar winner Anne Hathaway attached to star.“
Today’s report on Deadline confirmed everything but the dinosaurs. Which isn’t surprising, because this is a Bad Robot production, and Bad Robot likes to keep its movies as secretive as possible. Remember, they even managed to keep Cloverfield a secret until the trailer was released, and hid the fact that 10 Cloverfield Lane was a Cloverfield movie until the trailer for that one was released. Those are just a couple examples of their secrecy.
The information Deadline could share is that the movie is expected to start filming this fall, and it’s meant to be a “thrill ride” that will be shot in IMAX.
Mitchell has written the screenplay and is producing the movie with J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella for Bad Robot, as well as Jackson Pictures’ Matt Jackson. Jake Weiner and Chris Bender of Good Fear Content serve as executive producers.
Mitchell made his feature directorial debut with the 2010 comedy The Myth of the American Sleepover, then had a hit on his hands with It Follows in 2014. He stumbled a bit with his 2018 follow-up Under the Silver Lake, so it’s good to see he’s rebounding with a major Bad Robot production starring Anne Hathaway. And if this actually is a movie that’s set in the 1980s and features dinosaurs, it sounds like it’s going to be right up my alley.
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