Hard to believe, but it's been eight years since Evan Glodell's violent little DIY indie, Bellflower, came out of nowhere to divide audiences. In the time since, Glodell's output has been limited (according to IMDb, he released a film called Chuck Hank And The San Diego Twins last year; good luck finding anyone who's actually seen it), but that's about to change in a big way: according to Deadline, Glodell has just signed with the Russo Brothers Studio to write, direct and star in a film called Canary.
Here's how Deadline's describing the project:
"Glodell and Olivia Taylor Dudley (The Magicians) will star. Glodell wrote and will direct the elevated genre film, about two lovers who discover a machine that manipulates emotions hidden in their home. They begin modifying it and become addicted — ultimately upsetting the balance of nature and opening a passageway to hell."
My memory of Bellflower is that Glodell actually created some of the one-of-a-kind cameras used in the making of that film. My further memory is that the result was extremely divisive, with some buying right into Bellflower's bleak, pre-apocalyptic drama and others writing it off as hipster trash (this writer was in the former camp, but I confess to being very nervous about mounting a rewatch). It'll be interesting to see if he's up to any of those tricks in the making of Canary.
In any event, we're curious to see where this leads - how bizarre is that plot synopsis? - and will keep you informed as further updates roll in. While we're waiting, feel free to hit the comments section to weigh in on Bellflower (or Chuck Hank And The San Diego Twins, if you've somehow managed to see that).