An adaptation of Thierry Jonquet’s novel Tarantula, The Skin I Live in will be a ‘horror-terror’ film.
When asked about the film by the Spanish newspaper, El Pais, Almodovar said,
The film will be a terror film, without screams or scares. It’s difficult to define and although it comes close to the terror genre — something that appeals to me that I’ve never done — I won’t respect any of its rules. It’s the harshest film I’ve ever written and Banderas’ character is brutal.
A press release, found on website La Raza [via BleedingCool], reveals the full cast and crew for The Skin I Live In. I’ve embedded this below:
Starring Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Alamo, the film also features the participation of Blanca Suárez, Eduard Fernández, José Luis Gómez, Bárbara Lennie, Susi Sánchez, Fernando Cayo and Teresa Manresa.
In addition to the reunion with Antonio Banderas, Marisa Paredes, Almodóvar returns to regular technical work with his filmography, like Jose Luis Alcaine as Director of Photography, José Salcedo as his loyal editor, and musician Alberto Iglesias essential.
Almodovar is one of my all-time favourite directors, so I was incredibly exciting when news of The Skin I Live In first broke. To see him branching out from his usual woman-centred melodramas, into almost horror territory, is a very exciting prospect. .
More details – including images, trailers and posters – will be revealed as the film enters production, which is set to begin next Monday.