, whose recent projects include The
, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
remake of the moment, When a Stranger
, is hoping to go in a very different direction in the near future: he's planning a movie about
surrealist artist Salvador
. The film will have a rather massive scope, covering Dali's life from his teenage years to his death at
the age of 84, and focusing on his "incredible and romantic life story." Though the movie is still in the
talking stages (West describes it as "getting very close"), the director is already fantasizing about his
cast, and he claims that "There are a couple of Spanish actors that are interested." While it's not clear
that they're the ones with whom he has talked, West goes on to specifically mention Antonio
as possible stars.
Despite what seems like a small potential audience for such a film, West
insists that it will in fact have broad appeal: "I believe in getting as many people to go and see rather than
deliberately trying to make it for a small audience. Like Amadeus
.” Whoa. So, melting clocks, but with songs?