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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Juno Director Harbors Love of Horror

Jason Reitman, director of comedies Juno and Thank You for Smoking, confided to Ryan Rotten of ShockTillYouDrop today that he seriously considered making his film debut with a horror movie:

I was down to two films that were going to be my first movie. One was Thank You for Smoking and the other was this horror film that I wrote. I was in between the two, and Thank You for Smoking went and the other one didn't.

Reitman is, of course, the son of Ivan Reitman--director of the much-loved 1984 horror-comedy, Ghostbusters. He's currently producing the horror picture Jennifer's Body, penned by Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody. And while he readily admits that Cody is more attuned to horror than he, he also confesses to a love for the genre and says that he would love to direct a horror flick at some point. It won't be anytime soon, though, since his next project is reported to be the drama/comedy Up in the Air.

Nevertheless, a horror film from Jason Reitman would certainly be worth a look. If his previous work is any indication, it could potentially be a perversely subversive little piece of business. Stay tuned, horror fans.

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