Tarsem Singh Signs On to Direct Travis Beacham’s Killing on Carnival Row

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Tarsem Singh Signs On to Direct Travis Beacham's Killing on Carnival RowSay what you will about Immortals. Odd casting choices and historical inaccuracies aside, it looks simply amazing. As have both of director Tarsem Singh’s previous films (The Cell, The Fall). While we wait to see what develops with his upcoming Mirror, Mirror, news of his next project has broken, and it sounds right up our alley.

According to Deadline Singh has become attached to Killing on Carnival Row, a script by Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans, Pacific Rim) that producers Arnold and Anne Kopelson originally set up six years ago.

The script takes place in the future in a city called the Burgue, which looks a lot like 18th Century London. It is inhabited by humans and other creatures, and a serial killer is on the loose. “I am thrilled that Tarsem will direct Carnival Row, which we’ve been developing over the past six years,” Arnold Kopelson said. “His extraordinary visual sense and use of light and color can be compared to that of the great 16th Century Italian painter Michelangelo Caravaggio.

The Kopelsons, who originally tried to get the project under way at New Line, have gotten close to making the film with Guillermo Del Toro and Neil Jordan, but they feel that Singh will put them over the top. They’re in talks with an unnamed studio and expect to begin production on the noir-style fantasy thriller next June in New Orleans.

Look for casting announcements and more soon!

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