Mark Romanek, director of some incredibly creepy music videos (“Closer” by Nine Inch Nails), and one feature film, One Hour Photo, has reportedly been developing a script by Michael R. Perry (episodes of The Dead Zone and The Guardian), titled The Voices. The film revolves around a man who begins to take advice from his cat and dog after killing a fellow employee at the factory he works at. VERY weird. Also awesome.
According to /Film, Ben Stiller is the current favourite to play the lead character, which would seemingly be entirely different from just about every role Stiller has ever played, EVER. Robin Williams was fantastic in One Hour Photo, and hopefully this breaking of the mould turns out just as well.
One Hour Photo was a great film with a somewhat surreal atmosphere, and I really hope Romanek directs The Voices as his second feature. He was previously working on The Wolfman, but left due to “creative differences,” which seems to be the stock phrase used every time anyone leaves anything. We don’t have much to go on yet, but the director, premise, and potential casting are very intriguing.