David Gordon Green’s career is quite an interesting one. He started out making a trilogy of indie/drama/poetry films which are some of the best within the genre… said films include George Washington, All the Real Girls, and Undertow.
Comparing Green to Terrence Malick (Badlands, Days of Heaven, Tree of Life) wasn’t (and still isn’t) too much of a stretch and Malick ended up being a producer on Undertow. He then made another drama Snow Angels, before falling into the Apatow gang (most likely through his good friend Danny McBride) and has been directing comedies ever since.
I think The Pineapple Express is beyond awesome and while Your Highness may not have been up to par with the former, you have to respect the man just based on the fact that he got a hard R rated medieval/fantasy/stoner film made by a major studio!
His next film will be the third comedy of his career, The Sitter starring Jonah Hill and set to open in theaters on December 9th.
Variety is now reporting that Green will be returning to his roots with Q, a drama based on the novel of the same name by Evan Mandery.
Q follows a man who is visited by a future version of himself on his wedding day and tells himself not to get married. He listens to himself, doesn’t get married, and spends the rest of his life regretting the decision and tries to fill the void as future versions of himself continue to advise him.
It’s going to be great see Green return to his roots and work within a genre that he masters.
When this will actually happen is anyone’s guess. Green is supposed to next work on his long gestating remake of Dario Argento’s classic horror film Suspiria.
Undertow is currently streaming on Netflix, in HD no less. If you haven’t seen it… I highly recommend a viewing.
Check out the trailer for All the Real Girls.