I haven't read José Saramago's novel Blindness, but in look at 2008's upcoming films, Blindness might be one of my most anticipated films of this upcoming year.
Blindness is about a city where everyone is struck with an epidemic of blindness...that is everyone, EXCEPT the doctor's wife (played by Julianne Moore).
It sounds like an M. Night Shyamalan film set up, but it's not directed by Shymalan, which at this point, seems like a good thing (Shymalan needs some new inspiration). But the film is directer by Fernando Meirelles who's directed two absolute favorite films of mine, City of God, and The Constant Gardner. I also love screenwriters Don McKeller's unique and successful screenplay of The Red Violin.
I ready for Julianne Moore to have another recognized performance (and I don't want it to be for Savage Grace). I want Mark Ruffalo and Gabriel Gael Garcia Bernal to score their first academy award nominations. I'm excited that Danny Glover is narrating and not Morgan Freeman (Freeman's great, but his fantastic narration is overplayed).
The initial stills (example, the one posted above) from the set look intriguing and I'm ready to be intrigued. There's still a few 2007 releases I want to see, but as I look to 2008, Blindness is topping my list for most anticipated.
What are you anticipating in 2008?