Thursday, May 10, 2012
ROMAN POLANSKI Has A New Project Called D
Roman Polanski has another project set up and it's simply called D.
The political thriller/drama is based on the true story of the Dreyfus Affair from the late 19th Century. According to Variety, Polanski will be directing the project with a screenplay by Robert Harris, writer of The Ghost Writer. Lionsgate/Summit will be producing the project.
The story is based on the political scandal of the 1890s and early 1900s that divided France. Captain Alfred Dreyfus was wrongfully convicted on treason in 1894. The young French artillery officer was accused of handing over French secrets to the German Embassy. A French spy then tries to uncover the identity of the real traitor.
Polanski has wanted to make this project for a while and he wants to see the story play out "not as a costume drama but as a spy story." Polanski's last film was Carnage. In this new film he hopes to capture "what is happening in today's world," with a certain relevance.