Pedro Almodovar dipped his toe into science fiction with The Skin I Live In — although the film sort of dropped its science fictional conceit halfway through and then never returned to it. Now, he says he wants to make a straight-up science fiction movie, inspired by 1950s paranoid freak-outs like Invasion of the Body Snatchers — and this sounds like a pretty great fit for his psychotic "soap opera" sensibility.
Talking to Variety, Almodovar says:
I am still young enough to make a science fiction movie. I have ideas for this genre... The way I would like to do it is present something impossible in a real, domestic way. One of the scripts on my desk is of that genre, so I hope to make that.
But don't hold your breath — Almodovar says this could still be years away, because he develops projects slowly. The idea of doing a 1950s-style movie about aliens or monsters in a "domestic" way actually makes a lot of sense, given how much those films often relied on interiors. So fingers crossed! [Variety]