Jovovich Faces less horror
It does feel as though Milla Jovovich is trying to move on from her Resident Evil type roles and develop into something new, something a little more mainstream. It's something I started writing about in April 2008 when we first heard that she was joining projects such as A Perfect Getaway, The Fourth Kind and Azazel.
Now there's word come through that she's joining another psychological thriller called Faces in the Crowd to be directed by Julien Magnat from his own script and who will be mentored by producer Sylvain White.
The film will tell the story of a woman who survives an attack by a serial killer, barely survives, and one of the psychological traumas she carries after the event is a complete inability to recognise faces, something called face blindness.
I really struggled to think how they were going to film this concept, but the Variety article does address it with the statement that:
...she must navigate a world in which facial features change each time she loses sight of them.
It seems that while she's struggling with this the killer is getting closer and closer to her, and her life is in danger as being a potential witness and a survivor of the serial killer.
According to the producer Scott Mednick, the script from is really good.
"Julien has written a breathtaking thriller that is truly original, and I was hooked from the first read"
Still, it marks another move away from the horror franchise that ···Milla Jovovich has become associated with, even with The Fourth Kind. Is she going to manage to break away from that character and the producer?