It’s so nice to see a director break free from being typecast. After the success of PAN’S LABYRINTH and then THE ORPHANAGE, it appeared as if this might be the new direction to go in for director Juan Antonio Bayona. A new interview with the Spanish director that details his plans for his next feature, HATER, which sounds completely different in tone from ORPHANAGE. Read on for the skinny.
“HATER is about a sudden epidemic of hate that comes from nowhere and happens to everybody,” Bayona tells Twitch Film. “It doesn’t care about race, sex or heritage. The media tells the story in a way that one has to wonder if everything is really happening, or maybe if it’s all result of collective hysteria. The uncertainty is frightening: nobody knows who will survive at the end of the day or who will die.
“What I really liked about the story was that it deals with the real world we are living. It asks if we want to live in a world where we are controlled from above, through fear. HATER is an answer to that fear: it shows what can happen when people react to it with uncontrollable fury. That’s an excellent start for a movie.”
Click here for the full interview.