If you’re sitting there wondering “Wait, when did he make a first film?” then you need to beef up on your fashion news darling.
For those who aren’t as clueless will be happy to know that designer Tom Ford is working on a follow-up to his Oscar-nominated 2009 debut movie A Single Man.
The as-yet-untitled thriller which the designer has personally adapted from a novel, is yet to have a cast as he revealed to WWD that he is in the “early stages” of finding one. Mr Ford has also decided to keep the name of the book under wraps even though he finished writing the script in September.
“A book is a book; a film is a film,” Ford said. “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 spoke to the press in Hollywood, Los Angeles where he staged his AW15 London Fashion Week fall/winter show on Friday, as the movie industry gathers for Sunday’s Oscars. According to the designer, he didn’t want his show to clash with the Oscars, and has concerns of what people may think about his latest endeavour.
“It’s impossible not to think, ‘are they going to be bored?'” he says. “What are they thinking? Are they going to think, ‘oh my God, (he has) no taste?'”
And it seems like he’s cutting it pretty close when it comes to shooting the film. Even though the designer is going forward in producing collections, he sounds like he’s totally committed to making it work. According to WWD, Mr Ford has about three months between September and December to shoot the movie. If he doesn’t do it, he’ll have to wait till next year. But this doesn’t seem to much of a problem as he filmed A Single Man in 21 days, which makes him pretty confident he can pull it off: “I only need six weeks.”
And since we’re being nice, here’s the trailer for Mr Ford’s first film ‘A Single Man’ below. You’re welcome.