Marc Caro, the French film-makerwho collaborated with Jean-Pierre Jeunet on Delicatessen and The City Of Lost Children, is preparing anextravagant new sci-fi action movie called DanteXXI that is being represented for worldwide sales by Wild Bunch.
Billed by the seller as Cubemeets Gattaca,it's a tale about a convict in space. Tormented by inner demons, he battles tounravel the tangled web of his memory.
The $9.5m film (8 million Euros), Caro'sfirst solo turn as feature director, is being produced by Paris-based Eskwad (Brotherhood Of The Wolf).
Since splitting from Jeunet, Caro has been art director or production designer for suchmovies as Blueberry, Vidocqand Alien: Resurrection. He has longbeen acclaimed as one of the most visually imaginative filmmakers in
'What was interesting in the Jeunet-Caromovies was not the narrative but the artistic side and Carowas in charge of that,' says Wild Bunch's Vincent Maraval.'Caro is the most talented visual creator that wehave in
Kusturica's film is still beingfinished. The aim is to premiere the documentary in