After the Grey Lady named Zeitlin one of 20 directors under the age of 40 to watch, the 31 year-old filmmaker was asked to divulge his next project, and Zeitlin was willing to spill the beans.
“The new film is about a young girl who gets kidnapped onto a hidden ecosystem where a tribal war is raging over a form of pollen that breaks the relationship between aging and time. It follows a friendship-love story-adventure of her and a joyous, reckless, pleasure-mongering young boy as they swirl in and out of youth and as the ecosystem around them spirals toward destruction,” said Zeitlin.
“We’re working on it all day every day, but as all psychotic adventures go, you know where your destination is but not how long it’s going to take to get there,” added Zeitlin.
Zeitlin’s next project remains untitled, and his agent at WME did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. Zeitlin did mention that the new film falls under a development deal that provides office space.
Hollywood and audiences across the globe eagerly await the next film from Zeitlin, who received two Oscar nominations for “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” which he co-wrote with Lucy Alibar.
While the protagonist of Zeitlin’s next film is a young girl, it remains to be seen whether Oscar-nominated “Beasts” star Quvenzhane Wallis will have room in her schedule following turns in Steve McQueen‘s buzzed-about drama “12 Years a Slave” and her upcoming performance as the titular orphan in Sony’s “Annie” remake.