It’s been a long five years since the last feature film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, “The Revenant,” hit theaters. In that time, the US political system has turned into a complete shitshow and we’re now facing a global pandemic. Obviously, we’re not saying the lack of a new film from Iñárritu is the cause of these calamities. But yet, we’re not so sure it’s not. Regardless, it appears that there’s a new project from Iñárritu in the works and he’s bringing along one of the best cinematographers working today to help him make it happen.
According to multiple reports (via Discussing Film & El Universal), it appears that Iñárritu and cinematographer Bradford Young are set to collaborate on a new film that will likely film in Mexico. The reports claim that both men have been spotted in Mexico City scouting locations and doing camera tests for an unannounced project. And considering this is based on pictures of them working together in Mexico and unverified reports, there’s no word on what the film might be about.
As mentioned, it’s been a while since Iñárritu has released a new film. His 2015 project, “The Revenant,” scored multiple Oscars, including a Best Director award for the filmmaker. This came a year after he won the same award for his feature, “Birdman,” becoming the third person to win back-to-back Oscars for Best Director. So, it’s obvious why a new film from Iñárritu is always an exciting prospect.
Bradford Young is probably best known for his work on films such as “Selma,” “A Most Violent Year,” and “Arrival.” The latter of which earned Young an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography. Most recently, Young worked on the feature film, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and the limited series “When They See Us,” reteaming him with his “Selma” director, Ava DuVernay.
With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic shutting down pretty much every feature film and TV production around the world, it’s unclear when we might get an official word about whatever Iñárritu and Young are collaborating on. But hopefully, we learn something soon.