Wes Anderson says he is interested in making a horror film and a Christmas movie

Writer-director discusses his desire to try out new movie genres

Wes Anderson has revealed that he is interested in making both a horror film and a Christmas movie.

The writer-director has attracted a loyal following and earned several Oscar nominations with quirky comedies such as The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom and The Royal Tenenbaums. However, during a talk at this month’s Rome Film Festival, the auteur discussed his desire to try out other genres.

“I have thought of doing a horror movie,” Anderson revealed. “When you make a horror or a thriller, you say, ‘You’re supposed to be scared here. You’re supposed to be relieved here. Here we’re explaining something so you know the next part so you’ll be more scared then.’ I like the idea of the requirements and the obligations of working in a genre like that.”

Later in the talk, Anderson admitted that the idea of making a Christmas movie appeals to him because, if he got it right, it could provide a kind of film-maker’s pension.

“The good thing with a Christmas movie – if you make a great Christmas song or movie or book, as Dickens showed us, you can make a huge fortune, because they come back every year,” Anderson explained. “As long as you have a piece of the action, then it’s a perennial.”

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