Writer-director Brian De Palma
– known best for his direction on the iconic Carrie, Mission: Impossible
, and Scarface
, but deserves appreciation for the rest of his perhaps overlooked career – will be making his return to the horror genre, and it’s sure to stir up some controversy. In a recent conversation with the French publication Le Parisien, he explained that his newest horror project will be inspired by Harvey Weinstein
. This, of course, comes in light of Weinstein’s recently exposed sexual abuse that has created a firestorm of other public revelations throughout the industry and beyond.
“I am writing a film about this scandal, which I am currently discussing with a French producer. My character will not be called Harvey Weinstein,” he says. “But it will be a horror movie, with a sexual aggressor, and it will happen in the film industry.”
Update: De Palma also tells Le Point
that the film,