Tom Ford announces plans for a second film
A talented man
Look up 'Polymath' in the dictionary and you will find Tom Ford's name. The skilled creative has starred in his own campaigns, directed them, famously turned Gucci around in the late Nineties, heads up a lucrative fashion empire that bears his name and has an Oscar-nominated film under his belt: A Single Man, which debuted in 2009 and starred Colin Firth and Julianne Moore, directed by Ford.
Fans of Ford's first cinematic creation will be pleased to learn that Ford is in fact working on a second film. In a candid interview with WWD this week, Ford explained that he is currently in the early stages of casting a new thriller – which has been adapted from a novel, and that Ford finished writing the script in September last year.
"A book is a book; a film is a film," said Ford. "They are totally different things. Sometimes things are subtle in a book because there’s an inner monologue with the character, and turning it into a film, you don’t have that inner monologue – unless you do, which I don’t love... You have to have something personal; you have to take what speaks to you about a book and amplify that. It’s impressionism, in a way."
Ford will showcase his Autumn/Winter 15 collection in L.A this Friday, explaining that he didn't want to clash with the Oscars. Perhaps some of the actresses that will sit front row at the upcoming show may find themselves being cast in the designer's latest film? And how long will it take until the film is released, after all, most directors to not have the added stresses of a fashion empire to produce collections for and maintain... By WWD's estimations, Ford has roughly three months between September and December to shoot his new movie. If he doesn't do it, he will have to wait until 2016. But Ford is confident he can pull it off: "I only need six weeks."
After all, the 53-year-old filmed A Single Man in just 21 days – lets hope that Ford's follow-up film comes just as quick, and is just as inspiring and arresting...