Linda Ge writes for Bleeding Cool.
So I know, I know, everyone is totally sick of fairy tale adaptations by now (and we haven't even gotten to the bulk of them yet), but this one may just give people pause.
Filmmaker Sara Driver, who you've probably never heard of but as The Playlist recalls, had a big presence on the indie film scene in the 80s and 90s, recently talked to The Huffington Post about her new project, which, despite being fairy-tale themed, could turn out to be quite a doozy for film fanatics:
It's a European production for children, a series of folk tales to be called Tales from the Hanging Head, and directed by international directors. I'll be doing one; Marjane Satrapi, Emir Kusturica, Michel Gondry, and Alfonso Cuaron will direct others linked by the common thread of metamorphosis… They're from different countries, and the stories are from different countries, and Marjane is going to tie it all together with her incredible animation.
And as if aware of exactly how many Cinderellas and Sleeping Beauties are on their way to American cinemas in the coming months, Driver took her source material from lesser known but no less fantastical Serbian folk tales. With stories titled Laughing Eye and Weeping Eye, The Dragon and the Prince, The Nine Peahens and the Golden Apples and such visionaries behind the cameras, this tale just might turn out to be the fairest of them all.