Clint Eastwood's next film, Hereafter, supposedly takes a hard look into the lives of those changed forever by the 2004 Tsunami... and Matt Damon can talk to dead people. Reports are calling it Shyamalan-esque, but is it too soon?
There is very little information about Clint Eastwood's next project, which he is currently filming right now. But The Guardian revealed this bit of information...
Hereafter is a supernatural thriller by Frost/Nixon and The Queen writer Peter Morgan that stars Matt Damon as a reluctant psychic. Production got under way in France yesterday, and will later shift to locations in London and then on to Hawaii.
The film tells three parallel stories that eventually intersect – about a French TV journalist, played by Cecile de France, who suffers a near-death experience during the Asian tsunami of 2004; a drug-addicted English single mother, played by Lyndsey Marshal, who loses one of her twin 10-year-old sons in a car accident; and Damon's character, who can talk to the dead but prefers not to. De France and Marshal contact Damon in a desperate quest for answers and consolation.
Peter Morgan has an amazing track record, so we may be in good hands — but still, it seems a bit callous to play off the visuals of the tsunami's destruction a scant five years later. But how long is long enough? Here's hoping the film is about one victim's personal experience, as opposed just a retelling of the terrible event, with a supernatural twist.
Also, according to Variety, this film is similar to The Sixth Sense.