Way back in 2010 a new horror anthology called Paris, I’ll Kill You was announced. At the time it had a pretty impressive roster of directors on board:
Joe Dante (Gremlins)
Xavier Gens (Frontieres)
Ryuhei Kitamura (Midnight Meat Train)
Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside)
Vincenzo Natali (Cube)
Paco Plaza ([REC])
Christopher Smith (Triangle)
That is a mighty lineup of cool creatives from all over the globe, each with an undeniable knack for the horror genre. It’s too bad, then, that this version of the movie never came to pass. Original producer Darryn Welch hasn’t given up on the idea of a Paris-centric anthology, though. He’s still trying to get it off the ground with a truncated set of directors and a new title: Fear Paris.
Ahead of the Berlin Film Festival (which has its own marketplace where many film deals are made), the team still involved with the film has released what looks like a proof-of-concept teaser for the film that’s made up of just a single short film, and it’s actually pretty cool. It starts out a little cheesy, but once you realize what’s going on, it’s a clever idea that doesn’t overstay its welcome. If the rest of the anthology can strike that balance between potentially goofy premise and sincere execution, then we really hope Fear Paris comes to life this time around. Though considering it looks like they’re expanding away from just horror and into fantasy and science fiction as well, we’re a bit confused as to why they’re calling it Fear Paris. Whatever the case, more like this is fine by us.
As of right now, Joe Dante, Xavier Gens (who delivered one of the best segments in The ABCs of Death) and Timo Vourensola (Iron Sky) are the only directors still attached, but they’re still look for two more to join the roster. Thanks to Slashfilm for the find.
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