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Horror directors team up for anthology film Paris, I'll Kill You

10.28.2010

Remember that anthology series PARIS JE T'AIME? Yeah, I barely do too but the concept was that it was 20-some-odd short films compiled into one extremely loose narrative set around the city of Paris. Despite work from the Coen Bros, Wes Craven, Gus Van Sant and Alexander Payne, the film never really took off here in the US (it opened against SPIDER-MAN 3, which certainly didn't help). But a few enterprising horror directors are looking to take that format and turn it on its ass.

Joe Dante, Xavier Gans (HITMAN), Vincenzo Natali (SPLICE) and Paco Plaza (REC) are among the directors who have signed on to contribute short films to PARIS I'LL KILL YOU. The film is described as a look at the darker side of the city of love.

While I'm all for a modern horror anthology, I can't help but think this is a pretty corny premise. Why set it in Paris? Just to spoof an indie film that no one saw? The cheekiness almost immediately leaves a bad taste in my mouth but with a master like Dante involved and up-and-comers like Natali, Gens and Plaza involved, I can't help but be intrigued.

As you might expect, producers are already pitching sequels to this film based on other famous cities like New York and Shanghai. Let's not put the cart before the horse fellas...

Extra Tidbit: What's the best horror anthology? CREEPSHOW?
Source: THR

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