Google the phrase ‘Julia’s Eyes’, and two main topics come up. One is how to apply make-up just like Julia Roberts. The other is a slew of articles about a new Spanish horror film.
While we’re genuinely interested in seeing how we can get Julia Roberts’ look, it’s the latter that grabs our attention. For no other reason than another well-known name: Guillermo del Toro.
Back in August 2009, when the Pan’s Labyrinth director was still deep in pre-production work on The Hobbit, he signed on to help guide another burgeoning new filmmaker’s vision to the big screen.
Or, as the case would be with Julia’s Eyes, his vision of a lack of vision. Having helped the likes of J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage) and Vincenzo Natali (Splice) make their own uniquely dark horror tales into movie realities, del Toro spied something interesting in fledgling director Guillem Morales’ Julia’s Eyes script, which he co-wrote with Oriol Paulo.
Says Paulo: “The thriller’s an excuse to talk about a woman who overcomes her limitations; it’s a journey of self-discovery…”