When you achieve something special by using a certain method, you usually want to stick to that method and re-use it at some point. The ‘something special’ was Halle Berry winning an Oscar for her performance in Monster’s Ball, and the ‘method’ was director Marc Foster. And repeating that method is what they intend to do. Since their success in 2001, Halle has completed the X-Men Trilogy and starred in a few misses, but hopefully her upcoming ‘Things We Lost In The Fire’ will be better. Foster on the other hand, has directed films such as Finding Neverland and is currently working on the next Bond film.
While on her promoting rounds, Halle spoke about a project that will reunite them both, Nefertiti. They have been trying to get the historical epic off the ground for years, but Halle said that it is still moving forward.
There’s battle scenes and love,” she said. “[It’s about] a woman coming into her own. So it should have that epic quality to it.” Berry exclaimed to MTV News,” adding that it will have “lots of action because it’s all about that era in time when Nerfititi was ruling her nation.”
I do not doubt Fosters directing for one second, and even though we have seen a few historical epics recently, (Troy, Alexander, The Kingdom of Heaven, King Arthur), I think one based on a woman, and especially one now after all of the ‘Women In Hollywood’ discussion, would be great viewing. Especially if Halle Berry gets to wear skimpy outfits, like in The Flintstones, we can just take her more seriously this time.