Mandy Director Opens up about “Weird” Subsequent Movie and Love for Buckaroo Banzai

Though the Nicolas Cage-led Mandy was critically acclaimed and have become instantaneous cult basic again in 2018, it’s been some time since we’ve heard from the film’s Italian-born director, Panos Cosmatos. If you happen to contemplate your self half his rapidly-increasing fan base and have been eagerly awaiting his subsequent joint, we’ve excellent news: not solely is his installment of Guillermo del Toro’s Cupboard of Curiosities on Netflix a stone chilly banger, we will additionally reveal he’s busy engaged on his subsequent TWO function movies, the primary of which appears like one other wild journey.

Nekrokosm will accomplice Cosmatos with the envelope-pushing A24 for a “phantasmagorical fantasy nightmare”, and though the precise particulars of the mission are being stored beneath wraps, we have been capable of communicate with the director and get some new data on what we will anticipate from the film.

“It’s not laborious sci fi,” he tells Den of Geek. “It’s very fantastical and weird. I consider Mandy as kind of a crowd pleaser, however I’m hoping this one’s going to be much more of a crowd pleaser, as a result of the movie I wish to make after Nekrokosm is much more darkish, tonally, and existential. However Nekrokosm is a variety of my pursuits and my preoccupations all merged into one piece, greater than ever earlier than.”

In the meantime, Cosmatos refers to his episode of Cupboard of Curiosities, “The Viewing”, as extra of an experimental movie, “kind of a mash up of a Scooby-Doo cartoon and an EC comedian.” If you happen to haven’t had the pleasure but, it stars Robocop actor Peter Weller as a rich recluse who dabbles in laborious medication and accumulating one-of-a-kind items. Casting him was an actual coup for the director, who has been an enormous fan of Weller’s from a younger age, citing 1984’s Firstborn and the notorious flop of the identical yr The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Throughout the eighth Dimension, each of which starred Weller, as two of his favourite films.