Following her break out with “The Babadook,” filmmaker Jennifer Kent returns this year with the colonial Tasmania-set revenge thriller “The Nightingale” which has just screened at Sundance and has caused quite a stir with its shocking violence.
Kent is already looking towards the future though and, speaking with Bloody Disgusting, she confirmed that she is working on something with Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro:
“Look, we’ve got something on the boil. I’m not being secretive but I’m not sure I can talk about it. It’s something scary and I really admire him and his work. I think he’s a true artist so I’m excited to know more. We’re in [the] early stages of that.”
What form that project will take, be it for film or television, isn’t clear. Del Toro is currently working on his stop-motion “Pinocchio” film for Netflix. Kent’s “The Nightingale” will be released by IFC Films in cinemas and on VOD this year.