Casting is underway for Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly’s next film, which is titled Corpus Christi.

Kelly is producing with Eli Roth, and the project will apparently deviate from the skewed stories Kelly has told before. His last film, The Box, didn’t perform as well as was expected, and suffering something of a critical savaging, though for some reason I’ve found myself wanting to sit down with it again as, like his previous film Southland Tales, I always find something to love about his films.

Here’s how Variety describe Corpus Christi,

The Texas-set story concerns a mentally unstable Iraq war veteran named Paciencia “Patience” De La Rosa, who forges a strange friendship with his boss Ralph Salverson, the wealthy and politically ambitious owner of a supermarket chain.

Doesn’t appear to lend itself to the Twilight Zone of the Richard Kelly of old, but I’m pleased he’s still making movies and just as Jackie Brown took what made Quentin Tarantino great and muted the ego somewhat (and emerged as a far more mature, and decent film than was expected) there’s a chance that stripping back the supernatural elements will leave Kelly with just his characters and that’s an interesting prospect indeed.