Paul Thomas Anderson Project Finally Announced

After what seems like an age, a new film from Paul Thomas Anderson is finally announced.

Just over 3 years since his last film came out, one of Hollywood’s finest writer/directors looks like he is finally getting back behind the camera. Anne Thompson in The Hollywood Reporter says:

"Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson is in advanced talks to produce and direct "There Will Be Blood," starring Daniel Day-Lewis as a turn-of-the-century Texas oil prospector in the early days of the oil business. The sprawling period piece, which Anderson has spent several years writing, is loosely adapted from Upton Sinclair’s 1927 novel ‘Oil!’"

It seems that the project – which will be jointly financed and distributed by Paramount Classics and Miramax Films – has come about, in part, because John Lesher (President of the Paramount speciality division) used to be Anderson’s agent. Although the the title sounds like the tagline to Saw 2 I am delighted that PTA is finally making another film. Punch-Drunk Love was terrific and Magnolia and Boogie Nights are two of the best films to come out of Hollywood in the last 10 years.

> Anne Thompson has all the details in The Hollywood Reporter
> Quint at Aint It Cool News is delighted
> IMDb Entry