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Oscar Winner Michel Hazanavicius Looking To Direct Paramount’s [email protected]

Hot from winning the Best Director Oscar last year, The Artist’s Michel Hazanavicius is looking into working on a project with Paramount entitled [email protected] Unfortunately, The Film Stage doesn't have any other details yet, which makes this really little better than an interesting aside.

Hot from winning the Best Director Oscar last year, The Artist’s Michel Hazanavicius is looking into working on a project with Paramount entitled [email protected]. Unfortunately,  The Film Stage doesn’t have any other details yet, which makes this really little better than an interesting aside.

Strange title, stranger that there are no details though; not even an up to date IMDB page. One imagines that Hazanavicius is something of a hot commodity following his Oscar win.

He’s currently gearing up for a modern-day version of Fred Zinneman’s The Search with his wife and frequent leading lady Berenice Bejo. Hazanavicius’s version is set in modern-day Chechnya though, an update from the original’s post-World War II setting.

“In the original film, the story revolved around a young boy who survived a concentration camp. In my film, the focus will be on the special relationship between a woman and a young boy as well,” says Hazanavicius.

The story sounds like it will be a significant departure for the comedic-minded director and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do with the film.

Seeing as The Search is a departure from the broader comedy that Michel Hazanavicius has done thus far, can we perhaps expect about the same from [email protected]? Or will it be a return to The Artist/OSS 117 territory?

Only time, and Paramount, can tell. As always though, we’ll keep you posted.