Lynne Ramsay Sets Her Sights on Moby Dick... in Outer Space
After writer-director Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar) debuts her latest film, this December's moody Tilda Swinton-Ezra Miller pic We Need to Talk About Kevin, she'll set her sights on more classic fare: Herman Melville's Moby Dick... only, set in space. "We're taking the premise into the realm of the galaxy; it's creating a whole new world, and a new alien, a very psychological piece" Ramsay told Radio 5 Live's Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo. "Mainly taking place in the ship, a bit like Das Boot, so it's quite claustrophobic. It's another monster movie, in a way, 'cause the monster's Ahab." Stick around for more happenings in today's Buzz Break.
• If you caught (and loved) Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene last weekend, you may be delighted to hear that her other Sundance '11 picture, the one-take horror remake Silent House, will be in theaters next March. [Cinema Blend]
• Happy Halloween week! Get in the spirit via Guillermo del Toro, who recently recounted his real-life ghost encounters, one of which was so spooky he had to cleanse by watching The Wire. [Toronto Star]