The Coen Brothers, Alfonso Cuarón, and Guillermo del Toro are all bringing their talents straight to your TV, all having planned to dedicate their time to upcoming television shows. Now it seems you can add one more big name to that list: Baz Luhrmann.
Luhrmann, most recognized for his updated take on the Shakespeare classic, Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!, has just signed a lucrative 2-year overall deal with Sony Pictures TV to develop television projects for both broadcast and cable through his company Bazmark Films. While details of the joint venture’s future projects weren’t released, Luhrmann did have this to say about his first foray into television:
“I make films very infrequently and yet I have so many ideas and stories to explore. The idea that I can be creative in between films is energizing and exiting,” also adding, “Television at the moment has such great freedom, giving writers the ability to explore any idea and to have maximum amount of freedom to do that.”
Luhrmann is certainly in good company at Sony Pictures TV. He’ll be joining House creator David Shore, as well as Breaking Bad’s Vince Gilligan. He’s definitely a talented individual and I imagine that whatever comes out of this deal will be worth watching.
Baz Luhrmann‘s next film release will be The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio. It will open on May 10th, 2013.