Pedro Almodovar isn’t normally thought of as a sci-fi director, although his last film, The Skin I Live In, certainly had sci-fi elements and they’ve also popped up in some of his other movies. However it now appears the gay director wants to make a full-on sci-fi, according to Variety.
Almodovar was recently in London both to accept The Skin I Live In’s BAFTA award for Best Film Not In The English language (he’s only 10 months later in picking that one up), as well as to deliver the institute’s annual David Lean Lecture on his personal film heritage.
He told the audience, “The way I would like to do a science-fiction movie is to present something impossible in a real, domestic way. I am still young enough to make one. I have ideas for the genre. One of the scripts currently on my desk is of that genre, so I hope to make it.”
That’s certainly not him saying this will be on our screens soon (he said as much: “I live with my stories for many years. I write more like a novelist than a screenwriter.”), but a proper Almodovar sci-fi movie is certainly an intriguing proposition. The director apparently cited Invasion Of The Body Snatchers as a touchstone for him, which could give us a hint as to what sort of film he might make.
Almodovar’s next film is I’m So Excited, a comedy starring Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Paz Vega. It should be in cinemas next summer.