Writer/director Issa Lopez delivered one of our favorite films last year in Tigers Are Not Afraid, and now it appears she has multiple projects coming our way that horror fans will want to pay attention to...
...Via Deadline, Lopez will write and direct an adaptation of author Matthew Baker's short story, Lost Souls.
In Lost Souls:
"The film is set in a world in which some babies are born without souls. A young expectant mother is sent to an unusual wellness center in the desert, with the hopes that it will improve her chances of delivering a healthy baby."
Has a bit of a dark fairtytale sound to it, which is right up Lopez's alley, at least from what we've seen in her work.
The site also notes that Lopez is currently developing a supernatural folklore film that Guillermo del Toro will produce through Searchlight. Wait, what!? The mere thought of the incredibly talented Lopez teaming with such a visionary as del Toro immediately makes that project one we'll be anxiously awaiting more news on. And we can always use more folklore horror.
By Matt Konopka