Olga Kurylenko enters The Room for Christian Volckman

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Quantum of Solace Olga Kurylenko

Two years after the project was first announced, production has begun on director Christian Volckman's fantasy thriller THE ROOM – which is in desperate need of a title change, but has caught my attention because it stars one of my favorite Bond girls, Olga Kurylenko.

An author and painter, Volckman made his feature directorial debut with the 2006 animated film RENAISSANCE (in which the lead character happened to be voiced by the current James Bond, Daniel Craig). His second feature, THE ROOM has the following synopsis: 

Kate and Matt are a young New York couple in their thirties. He’s a struggling comic book artist, she’s tired of her job in a big law firm. In search of a more authentic and healthy life, they leave the City and move into an old house in upstate New Hampshire. They soon discover a secret hidden room that has the extraordinary power to materialize anything they wish for. Like children in a fairytale candy house, they spend days and nights indulging their every desire of material possession. And then one day, they ask for a child… a little boy.

Beneath this apparent state of bliss, something darker lurks and some wishes can have dire consequences: the Room’s creations cannot leave the house without wasting away. The Room could very well turn their dream into a nightmare…

Volckman wrote the screenplay with Eric Forestier. Kurylenko is joined in the cast by Kevin Janssens.

Yaël Fogiel and Laetitia Gonzalez are producing THE ROOM for Les Films du Poisson, with Versus Production and Bidibul Productions co-producing.

Filming is expected to last through mid-May. I'm interested in seeing not only how this project will turn out, but also in seeing what the title will be when it is released.

Source: Cineuropa

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