Michel Hazanavicius tackles zombie films

Romain Duris announced that the director of the first two OSS 117 was currently working on Z (Like Z), a comedy in the universe of the living dead.

His filmography testifies, Michel Hazanavicius is a true fan of the seventh art. After having notably diverted from the Warner classics in The American Class , describes the ruthless world of sitcoms with My friends, pastiched the spy films of the 1960s with OSS 117 or resumed the codes of the silent in The Artist, the Oscar-winning director is working on another (bad) cinematographic genre: the zombie movie.

According to actor Romain Duris, relayed by the site Allocine , this comedy will be a sort of mise en abyme since its action takes place during the shooting of a genre film precisely. “It will be very funny», Assured the actor, specifying his presence in the casting of the feature film, entitled Z (Like Z). In full promotion ofEiffel – whose release date has been pushed back to May 19 – he also assured that filming should start shortly.

Never short of a project, Michel Hazanavicius is also working on the cartoon adaptation of The most valuable commodity. This tale by Jean-Claude Grumberg tells the story of a couple of loggers taking in a Jewish child in the middle of World War II.

The Forgotten Prince, the director’s latest film, had received a mixed reception from critics, confirming some of the director’s difficulties in moving away from pastiche. With Z (Like Z), the filmmaker rediscovers the style for which the public has devoted him.

To see also – Non Stop People – OSS 117: the reasons for the departure of Michel Hazanavicius


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