Mexican helmer-scribe unveils four omnibus pics
Mexican scribe Guillermo Arriaga is set to produce “The Heartbeat of the World,” four omnibus pics each comprising a series of shorts.The first, “Words With Gods,” will focus on religion and include shorts from Arriaga, Emir Kusturica, Mira Nair, Jose Padilha, Bahman Ghodabi, Worwick Thornton, Hideo Nakata and three other helmers to be announced. It will be released next year. The next in the series, “Encounters,” will tackle sex; the third “Polis” will look at human rights and politics; and the final installment “Into the Bloodstream” will cover people’s relationships with the often illicit substances they ingest. They will be released, between 2013 and 2015. Arriaga will offer creative leadership on the project with financials handled by co-producer Alex Garcia and Argentinian Lucas Akoskin.