Now there's three names that get this writer pretty revved for whatever their currently Untitled Techno Thriller turns out to be.
Sure, Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard’s Blair Witch was a letdown, but Barrett’s scripts for that duo’s The Guest and A Horrible Way to Die were aces (as were the movies themselves). I was really into Fede Alvarez’s People Under the Stairs riff, Don’t Breathe when I saw it back at SXSW last year – despite the icky sexual assault that caps its final reel. And Jason Eisener has been absent from the director’s chair for far too long, as his Troma-inspired blast of ultraviolence, Hobo With a Shotgun, is one of the few entries into the faux grindhouse canon that’s wholly entertaining.
What’s the movie going to be about? Who the fuck knows. Details on even a basic logline are currently under wraps, but with Eisener directing, Barrett writing, and Alvarez producing (under the questionably named Bad Hombre banner he helped create with co-producers Good Universe) there’s a solid chance this is going to be a uniquely fascinating project. Hopefully it doesn’t delay Eisner’s punk gang fever dream New York City Outlaws (which is being penned by former Drafthouse mega-weirdo Zack Carlson and Vulcan Video madman, Bryan Connolly) too long, as I’m also dying to take a trip back to grimy NYC with that trio.