Some people just don’t know how to say no, and Guillermo del Toro seems to be one of them. The man has added yet another project to his overflowing plate, the dark Spanish-language thriller Los ojos de Julia (“Julia’s Eyes”), which is set to begin lensing October 5th.
According to Variety, Del Toro, who is currently in New Zealand doing pre-production on The Hobbit, will produce along with Barcelona’s Rodar y Rodar. The project, which sees del Toro and the Spanish shingle reuniting after their previous collaboration, The Orphanage, is the latest to draw on the seemingly bottomless well of young genre talent in Catalan capital Barcelona.
Julia’s Eyes will be directed by Guillem Morales, who is co-writing along with Oriol Paulo. It will be produced by Rodar’s Joaquin Padro and Mar Targarona and co-financed by Focus Features Intl. Belen Rueda (pictured, The Orphanage) and Lluis Homar (Broken Embraces) are attached to star in the film, which tells the story of a woman slowly going blind as she investigates the mysterious death of her twin sister.
“Eyes” is shot from Julia’s POV, so the scare tactics include panic attacks as her sight fails. Says [producer] Padro, “The thriller’s an excuse to talk about a woman who overcomes her limitations; it’s a journey of self-discovery.”
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