Spike Lee Joins Forces with Cinematographer Sean Bobbitt (12 Years A Slave)

Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave was, for many reasons, our favourite film of TIFF 2013; one being Sean Bobbitt's masterful cinematography – which, to be honest, we were expecting to be great all along; he is, after all, the man behind the lens of Derek Cianfrance's The Pace Beyond the Pines and McQueen's feature debut Hunger. And now, for the second time, Bobbitt is teaming up with Spike Lee.

The pair first teamed up on Oldboy (which is in the can and should be with us soon) and will now re-team for Lee's well-documented Kickstarter-funded project, which is wittily described on the site as "a new kind of love story (and not a remake of Blacula)".  

The as yet untitled film, which managed to raise just over $1.4 million on Kickstarter, will star Michael K. Williams, Stephen Tyrone Williams (who takes the male lead) and Zaraah Abrahams (the female lead). The movie is to be shot with the Sony’s F55 4K (if that means anything to you), while the score will be composed by Raphael Saadiq (Precious).

We don't have plot details or a release date yet, so in the meantime you'll have to continue to anticipate the pair's Oldboy remake and wonder how Bobbitt will handle Spike's famed dolly shots... 

Via The Hollywood Reporter

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