Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo discuss some projects they’d like to tackle in the future, including a horror movie.
The directors of Avengers: Endgame, the Russo brothers, talk about their desire to make a horror film. Anthony and Joe Russo have had successful careers in the film industry, working together as directors, producers and screenwriters. The duo are best known for directing four films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the latest of which avengers film, Avengers: Endgamewhich became one of the highest-grossing films of all time.
The Russos’ latest cinematic adventure is The gray man, written by Joe Russo, directed and produced by both. The film is based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Mark Greaney and follows Court Gentry aka Sierra Six (Ryan Gosling), a CIA black ops mercenary who is forced to flee after uncovering dark secrets about the agency. . The gray man began a limited theatrical release on July 15, followed by its digital release on Netflix on July 22.
The Russo Brothers recently chatted with rolling stone discuss The gray man. During the interview, the two were asked if they would ever direct a horror movie. Joe Russo replied:
Of course, we would like to make a horror movie. Evil Dead is, I feel like we’re constantly talking about movies, but that’s because we’re movie buffs. We grew up loving movies and watched a lot of movies when we were younger. And, you know, a few classic horror movies were a staple of our diet. Phantasm – I would love to do a Phantasm movie.
With a filmography mostly filled with superhero, action and comedy films, the Russos’ interest in directing a horror film is a real diversion. Still, the potential movie might end up being a bit more complex than the average horror project. After all, the Russos were the producers of A24’s highest-grossing worldwide release film, Everything everywhere all at once, which features elements from a bunch of different genres, including dark comedy, sci-fi, fantasy, martial arts, and animation. The Russo Brothers’ work as directors also reflects this sensibility, with films like Cherry mixing elements of crime, thriller and drama.
While the two may not have tackled a horror movie in the past, it’s clear from Joe Russo’s comments that they share a passion for the genre. This would come in handy for them to create their own take on a horror movie that could pay homage to some of the movies they loved growing up. As they mention Fantasy, it’s worth noting that the film contains sci-fi and fantasy elements in addition to horror, making an updated version of the classic a suitable genre-twisting project for directors. While it’s hard to know for sure if the Russos will ever tackle a horror movie, it’s clear that they would like to do so at some point. While the two have a lot to do after Avengers: EndgameI hope this will materialize as soon as possible.
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Source: rolling stone
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