Jaume Balagueró’s newest film, Muse (2017), is currently in post production. And this week a first sneak peek has made public. In it, the classic dark Balaguero’s ambients are maybe more patent than even, this very delicated darkness who has been the director’s trade mark in some of his more acclaimed films like Frágiles (2005) and Darkness (2002). In Muse (2017), catalan director leaves aside the zombie festival of [Rec] (2007), [Rec]² (2009) and [REC] 4: Apocalipsis (2014) to go back to the supernatural thriller field, a field where he feels most comfortable.
According producers Filmax Entertainment, Muse (2017) is the story of “Samuel Salomon, a literature professor, has been off work for almost a year after the tragic death of his girlfriend. Samuel has been suffering from a recurring nightmare in which a woman is brutally murdered by a strange ritual. Suddenly, the same woman who appears every night in his dreams is found dead in exactly the same circumstances. Samuel sneaks into the crime scene and there he meets Rachel who has also dreamed about the murder. Together, they will do whatever they can to discover the identity of the mystery woman, entering a terrifying world controlled by the figures who have inspired artists throughout time: The Muses.”
The movie is a Spain, Ireland, France and Belgium production, filmed in english and with a very international cast. Names like Franka Potente, Christopher Lloyd, Elliot Cowan, Ana Ularu, Charlotte Vega, Leonor Watling, Joanne Whalley and Manuela Vellés are the main stars. The film is written by director Jaume Balagueró together with Fernando Navarro, who also wrote Paco Plaza’s newest film currently in production El Expediende (2017) -read about here-. Also, it is based on the novel “Lady No. 13” by Jose Carlos Somoza.
Sadly, this first look is taken from a spanish TV movie news program, so it is in spanish language; but for the ones who can understand spanish it is very recomendable since it includes a little interview with director Jaume Balagueró, together with some cool images from the movie. And, alfind here the very creepy official poster. I don’t know about you, but from what we can see here, this looks like Muse (2017) has the potential to be one of the horror movies of the year!