The 3 time Academy Award winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu has been off grid since the Revenant swept the Oscars away. But news reports and paparazzies have teased that his sabbatical might have ended. People sighted him in parts of Mexico with a cast dressed as an ensemble from the 90’s. But it is the information that has left cinephiles amused. The fact is that upcoming film is in collaboration with the acclaimed cinematographer Bradford Young.

Sabbatical Reaches it’s end

Alejandro González Iñárritu took a vacation following the rigorous filming of his Leonardo DiCaprio-led picture. After back-to-back Oscar wins for Birdman and The Revenant and Being only the third filmmaker in history to win consecutive Best Director awards. He directed the VR film Carne y Arena in the five years afterwards. But there have been no fresh details on what feature he would direct next. Today signals a brand new piece of  announcement about his upcoming film.

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Key Notes

According to El Universal, the filmmaker has been researching sites and conducting camera tests in Mexico City for a new movie. He was there with cinematographer Bradford Young. While no precise facts about the title, actors, or narrative are available at this time. They were at Chapultepec Castle and in Mexico City’s historic core. According to reports, the cast was in a 1990s attire. The testing included cardboard cutouts of politicians Carlos Salinas de Gortari and José López Portillo. There was also a costumed actor dressed as the well-known children’s figure Pajára Peggy. The sets were from the Mexican comedy series El Chavo del Ocho.

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Patrice Vermette (Dune, Arrival) is also on board as the production designer. The work on the independent film was scheduled to begin in April. But it may have halted due to the coronavirus epidemic. Hoping that it will restart after the crisis has passed. As we wait for additional information, these initial clues of a Mexico City-based narrative set around the time of the director’s formative years suggest that Iñárritu is following in the footsteps of Alfonso Cuarón and delving into his history, but we’ll find out more soon.