Punk Thriller “GREEN ROOM” is Next for “BLUE RUIN” Director
Coming off the release of the one of the most acclaimed thrillers of the year, BLUE RUIN, director Jeremy Saulnier will head into production this fall on his third feature, GREEN ROOM, a throwback thriller about punks in peril.
Surely up the alley of fans of 80s genre, where punks ruled the streets with shit attitudes and violent tendencies, GREEN ROOM “centers on a punk rock band who find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon an act of violence, fighting for their lives against a gang of white power skinheads.”
Speaking to The Scorecard Review earlier this month, Saulnier revealed the film is motivated by political and societal frustrations. He says, “…my new script is a little bit of self therapy concerning conservative power structure and aggression, but more about learned aggression; the carnage we do to each other. What are the motivations behind this stuff? Two fat cats shot-calling and then steering everyone in this pointless direction. It’s pissing me off. So, if you can’t do anything about it politically other than just vote twice a year, you make a movie. And you murder lots of Nazis.”
Regarding characters, he reveals just one: “…there is a fun little unlikely character, and it’s sort of passing the baton to the new era of female action helmers.”
GREEN ROOM is expected to shoot this September. Broad Green Pictures will produce. Keep an eye on Fango for more, and see BLUE RUIN if you haven’t already. [Variety]