David Gordon Green Made a Secret Movie With Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch
It’s been years since director David Gordon Green made a smaller indie film, but it turns out while we were all busy contemplating his upcoming ‘Suspiria‘ remake and wondering when he’d return to his roots, he was busy making one of those smaller films with Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.
Twitch confirmed with Emile Hirsch’s representatives that the actor was in Austin, Texas last month to film a remake of the Icelandic film ‘Either Way’ with Gordon Green and co-star Paul Rudd.
The film, re-titled as ‘Prince Avalanche,’ may be the first film since Gordon Green’s ‘Snow Angels’ to skew toward his earlier indie sensibilities. Films like ‘George Washington’ and ‘All the Real Girls’ made Gordon Green a director to watch, but his career has taken a decidedly big-budget turn in recent years with studio films like ‘Pineapple Express,’ ‘Your Highness,’ and last year’s ‘The Sitter.’ The latter two were (mostly) critically panned, only reinforcing the belief that we all just want Gordon Green to return to making smaller indie flicks.
Well, we got our wish. Here’s the official plot of ‘Either Way,’ from the Icelandic Film Centre, which should give us an idea of what to expect from ‘Prince Avalanche’:
In the remote north of Iceland in the 1980s, Finnbogi and Alfred spend the summer painting lines on the winding roads that stretch out to the horizon. Soon the barren wilderness becomes a place of adventure, disaster and discovery as both men find themselves at crossroads in their lives.
Definitely sounds like the kind of stuff we love to see from Gordon Green.