CATEGORIES Movies, Cinematical
One of the most interesting filmmakers out there looks to have a new project on the way, according to Variety, and it seems like it's something entirely new for the strange, challenging and impressively prolific Peter Greenaway. It looks like the man behind 'A Zed and Two Noughts,' 'The Belly of an Architect' and (the wonderfully twisted) 'The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover' is about to get a little romantic comedy in his future.

The project is called '4 Storms and 2 Babies,' and while it's being described as a romantic comedy -- a first for the admirably strange Mr. Greenaway -- the plot is encapsulated like so: "An unconventional love story about two men and a woman who becomes pregnant after a night of three-way sex with them." Given what I know of Greenaway's work, I'm guessing this won't be a typical "farce of misunderstandings," at least not until we get the American remake.

But I'm merely a fan of the Greenaway stuff. Hit the jump for some powerfully cool insights from Monika B., who adores this filmmaker like I adore John Carpenter.

"Though it brings to mind his earlier work, like the sexual lasciviousness in '8 1/2 Women,' this is more surprising for its departure from his recent films. After the 'Tulse Luper Suitcases' -- a multimedia project he described as "a personal history of Uranium" -- Greenaway dug into history, mostly with his 'Dutch Masters' series. First, a theatrical treatment of Rembrandt's life ('Nightwatching'), then a brief dalliance into royal palaces with 'Peopling the Palaces at Venaria Reale' before going back to painting with an excellently dynamic documentary of art criticism, 'Rembrandt's J'Accuse.' Two more historical pieces are also on the way-- 'Eisenstein in Guanajuato,' about a 1931 film project between filmmaker Eisenstein and American writer Upton Sinclair, and another in his 'Masters' series, 'Goltzius and the Pelican Company,' detailing the 16th century painter and engraver of erotic prints. Obviously, sexuality continues to be a central theme, but this new project definitely suggest more modern and light fare." -- Monika Bartyzel

Dang, she's smart.