Matt Ross has been on a roll over the past few years both in front of and behind the camera. While most people will probably recognize him as Gavin Belson on ‘Silicon Valley’ or Dr. Charles Montgomery on ‘American Horror Story’, in addition to the various films that he has been featured in, Ross is also the creative force behind the acclaimed ‘Captain Fantastic’, which earned him a prize for best director at Cannes Film Festival and Viggo Mortensen an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. But now the filmmaker is already lining up his next project that will see him tackle a story about the human relationship to technology and how it can isolate them.
According to /Film, Ross will direct ‘Tomorrow And Tomorrow’ for Sony/TriStar Pictures. Based on the Tom Sweterlitsch novel of the same name, the story follows protagonist John Dominic Blaxton as he navigates an immersive digital reconstruction of Pittsburgh known as The Archive after the city is left in ruins. When John isn’t reliving every recorded moment with his wife and unborn child, he investigates mysterious deaths preserved in the Archive before Pittsburgh’s destruction. But things get weird when his latest case subject starts disappearing from his virtual world.
In a statement accompanying the announcement, Ross expressed his excitement to explore some themes that he previously touched upon in his previous work:
“‘Tomorrow and Tomorrow is prescient, it posits a world not so dissimilar from today. A direction we are all clearly headed. Where technology has altered the ways in which we interact with each other and the world around us. I hope to examine, following the book’s lead, the degree to which our lives are enhanced, and deeply compromised, by the technology that is already an inseparable part of our daily existence. [‘Captain Fantastic’ producer] Lynette [Howell] and I couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with [TriStar President Hannah Minghella] to translate this book into the complex and relevant film we all believe it can be.”
What do you think about Matt Ross’ latest project ‘Tomorrow And Tomorrow’? Are you excited to see what he can bring to this sci-fi crime thriller? And do you think it’ll be a home run like ‘Captain Fantastic’? Sound off in the comments.