Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has revealed a somewhat surprising choice of director for the TV show’s long-awaited movie spin-off.
The president of NBCUniversal International Studios officially announced in June that a Downton Abbey movie would begin filming in 2018.
In an interview on Russia Today’s Going Underground programme, host Afshin Rattansi suggested to writer Julian Fellowes: “As a director you could get Quentin Tarantino? Or Brian De Palma?”
Fellowes responded that he “loves Tarantino” and joked that the Pulp Piction and Kill Bill director “would be a natural,” adding that De Palma was “another good idea.”
He added (and we can pretty confidently say he’s not being serious here!): “I’ll feed it all in.”
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Downton actress Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates) recently let slip that she still has “no information” about whether the movie is really going ahead or not – and actor Jim Carter (Mr Carson) doesn’t sound too hopeful either.