Ari Aster is probably one of the hottest new directors today, with solid horror entries like Hereditary and Midsommar. Though productions all over Hollywood have been halted, Aster takes the time to share what his next project is going to be.
Talking to the Daily Nexus of UC, Santa Barbara, Aster explains that his next project is going to be a ‘nightmare comedy.’ He doesn’t share anything specific about the story, but he does say, “All I know is that it’s gonna be four hours long, over 17 [years of age].”
While I personally am not a fan of Aster’s work narrative-wise, I have to commend him with the way he builds an atmosphere around a movie. Hereditary had some fantastic visuals for a horror film, and Midsommar just upped the ante when it came to giving audiences a sinking, uncomfortable feeling when they watched it.
I honestly wouldn’t have pegged Aster for someone who would want to work on a comedy. Then again, he does describe it as a ‘nightmare comedy’ so we should just wait and see what’s in store for Aster’s next project.
If I were to guess, I think this could be a miniseries of some sort. 4 hours is pretty long for a horror movie, and I’m sure it would be risky to release something that long in theaters. If this was a miniseries on Netflix though, I’m sure everyone would be ready to tune in when it comes out.
We don’t know when this project will release, but hopefully, we get an update before the year ends.