In a response of sorts to the 2006 film Paris, je t’aime (which in English is “Paris I Love You”) a number of horror directors have signed on to direct segments in Paris I’ll Kill You. So far, directors attached include Joe Dante (Gremlins), Paco Plaza ([REC]), Vincenzo Natali (Splice), Xavier Gens (Hitman), and Ryuhei Kitamura (Midnight Meat Train). THR reports that the film will be produced by Darryn Welch (Night Train) and Mathieu Robinet (Flawless). Lesser known directors that will also be helming segments include Christopher Smith, Joern Heitmann, and French duo Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo.
Paris, je t’aime included romantic-themed short films from directors like Alfonso Cuarón, Alexander Payne, and the Coen brothers. That film spun off the star-studded New York, I Love You with even more directors helming segments, this time centered around New York City, and producers are currently planning films dedicated to Shanghai and Jerusalem. Producers of Paris I’ll Kill You are pitching the film to studios with the same type of franchise-like plan, with more horror-themed films. Personally, I think this sounds like a really cool project and can’t wait to get a first look at it. Let’s hope this one’s successful enough to guarantee a second one. I’d love to see today’s masters of horror team up for one truly terrifying flick. What about you? What director’s would you like to see included in the project?