A new movie titled ‘The Fall’ that has managed to fly low under the radar was brought to my attention today. When I heard that both David Fincher and Spike Jonze were involved in producing the project my ears were perked. Equally interesting is the fact that the movie was directed by Tarsem Singh, who helmed the movie The Cell which was hotly debated as visually orgasmic and devoid of substance. I always felt the visuals in that movie were spectacular on a personal note.
The story is set in Los Angeles, circa 1920 and involves a little girl that has been hospitalized to recover from a fall. She strikes up a friendship with a bedridden man who begins weaving her into a fanciful story that helps her escape the confines of the hospital and whisks her away into the world of imagination.
The movie is already garnishing critical acclaim and it really does look like it could be something special. Considering the names and players involved, I am not going to miss it. The movie opens in theaters May 9th.