Tigers Are Not Afraid writer-director Issa López is currently working on a werewolf Western (yeah, you read that right) with producer and The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro. And today, López lets us know that the film will be very dark, very violent, and a lot of fun.
She tells Collider: “We started looking at options and he came to me with this idea for a werewolf Western and I loved it because who would think of a werewolf Western directed by a Mexican woman director? It’s such an odd combination; I would definitely want to see that! And I always want to make good movies that I want to see. So it is very dark, it is very violent, it’s a lot of fun.”
Watch her full interview below.
A haunting horror fairytale set against the backdrop of Mexico’s devastating drug wars, Tigers Are Not Afraid follows a group of orphaned children armed with three magical wishes, running from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartel that murdered their parents.
The film sports a 97% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Tigers Are Not Afraid draws on childhood trauma for a story that deftly blends magical fantasy and hard-hitting realism – and leaves a lingering impact.