We’re going to need this film ASAP.
Francis Lee will be reuniting with The Crown star Josh O’Connor for a new queer-centric horror film.
Sitting down with Esquire, the Ammonite director revealed that O’Connor will be leading the new project.
He also opened up about the subject matter of the film, stating that it will touch on “class and queerness” and will follow “a sad young man alone in an epic wilderness.”
Back in 2020, Lee broke the news to The Film Stage about stepping into the horror genre for his next project.
“My favourite genre is horror. I’ve always wanted the opportunity to make a really, really fucking scary horror film. So I’m working on that,” he said.
He continued to elaborate on the upcoming film with Metro Weekly, giving more insight on what the movie will explore.
“It’s about deep intimate human relationships, again. It’s a period piece but it’s set in the 20th century, and it is a horror film,” he explained.
“It is dealing with some fundamentals about being queer. And often not in a very positive way. So it will be really fascinating to talk about it when it’s done.”
This isn’t the first time that Lee and O’Connor have worked together.
In 2017, LGBTQ+ audiences were treated to the critically acclaimed film, God’s Own Country, which featured O’Connor as a troubled farmer dealing with his sexuality.
The film was set in rural Yorkshire and followed the story of Johnny (O’Connor) and Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu).
Despite initial tension, the two soon become engaged in a passionate liaison in the great outdoors. The film chooses realism over gloss, and has (rightly or wrongly) been lauded by many as a ‘British Brokeback Mountain’.
The film currently holds a 98% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
We can’t wait to be frighted by Lee and O’Connor’s new film.