With Neil Gaiman and David McKean's MirrorMask now wrapped and awaiting a theatrical release (no dates announced as yet), Empireonline have published an interview with McKean who has announced that his next film will be an adaptation of the duo's earlier graphic novel, Signal To Noise about a terminally-ill film-maker.
In his head, he begins imagining his final film, set in the year 999AD in a unidentified European village where folk are genuinely concerned about the world coming to an end at the turn of the new Millennium (no, it's not a comedy).
So, after originally appearing in magazine The Face and then becoming a radio play, it seems Signal To Noise (it's great by the way) is finally going to receive it's film-within-a-film structure for real.
David McKean - “Some of the scenes are visualised in a fantastical way because at that point he’s imagining the film would be an allegorical fantasy. At some points it’s real kitchen sink drama. Other times it mixes period costume with modern language, because he was thinking that’s the way the film should go at that point. In other scenes it’s almost a musical, with loads of choreography. I’m having a great time piecing it all together."
Filming will begin (cross fingers) sometime in 2006.
For more information and the full interview, including news on MirrorMask, visit Empireonline.co.uk.