Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning, two Hollywood talents that both enjoyed remarkable years in 2016. The former returned to the political cauldron of Westeros earlier this year for Game of Thrones season 6 – arguably one of the show’s best outings yet – while Fanning, in continuing to cement her status as a bona fide rising star, turned in a stellar lead performance for Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon.
Fast forward to today and now, thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we have confirmation of the pair’s next project. It’s called I Think We’re Alone Now, an apocalyptic drama to be helmed by Reed Morano of Meadowland fame. He’ll be directing from a script penned by Mike Makowsky, one that places Dinklage in the shoes of Del, a curmudgeonly recluse who believes his prayers of peace and quiet have been answered when the rest of humanity have disappeared without a trace. Ready to hunker down and carve out a new life in the post-apocalyptic ‘bliss’, Del’s dream is dashed when a second survivor (Fanning) appears out of the blue, throwing his newfound sense of order off the rails. There’s room here for some light-hearted comedy, though we’ll not learn more about the film’s true nature until it inches closer to development.
I Think We’re Alone Now (and there doesn’t seem to be anyone around) is without a start date at the moment, though IM Global will begin shopping the project to buyers late next month. Elle Fanning is hot off The Neon Demon and will next be seen in Ben Affleck’s bootlegging drama Live By Night. Peter Dinklage, meanwhile, will reprise the role of Tyrion Lannister when Game of Thrones returns for a truncated season 7 next year.