Last summer, it was revealed by writer-director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Under The Skin, Birth) on the podcast ADashOfDrash (via ThePlaylist) that his next film would be a passion project that would focus on the horrors of the Holocaust, a movie he has been working on for the past four or five years.

The director says he’s working on a Holocaust film set in Auschwitz. But this isn’t your typical Holocaust film. 

The director said he remembers, as a child, looking at pictures from World War II, and being horrified by specific imagery. “I remember being very taken by the faces of the bystanders, the onlookers, the complicit, you know? Ordinary Germans,” he said.

“I started wondering how it would be possible to stand by and watch that. Some of the faces actually enjoy it. The spectacle of it. The kinda circus of it,” he continued.

HN Entertainment has a brief update on the project as we’ve learned that Under The Skin cinematographer Daniel Landin is expected to reunite with Glazer for the untitled film.

The untitled film is aiming for a 2020 release date with production possibly beginning this summer according to Glazer.

I’m a little curious if there will be another reunion with Under The Skin lead Scarlett Johansson, as she happens to be Jewish and I would assume that Glazer will attempt to fill some of these roles with a Jewish cast.

I do believe that this project is very important in our current atmosphere with anti-Semitism and hate crimes on the rise along with fascist politics also making a comeback, it’s certainly the right time to highlight the evils of Nazis and possibly the complacency of the local populations living near these camps that knew what was happening and just stood by.

We’ll be keeping an eye out for more details on the movie in the coming months.


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