Jamie Foxx's Directorial Debut Is 'Frankenstein' by Way of Kanye West
The "Amazing Spider-Man 2" actor says a feature thriller could arrive on the heels of his sci-fi romance short "...And She Was My Eve."
In partnership with Ron Howard and camera manufacturer Canon for their Project Imaginat10n initiative, Jamie Foxx has stepped behind the camera to show off his skills as a director.
Taking inspiration from 10 contest-winning photographs, Foxx worked with writer Allan Loeb (Rock of Ages) to cobble together ...And She Was My Eve, a science fiction romance that's trippier than any of Foxx's screen work.
“I've watched over the shoulder of some of the best directors in the world,” Foxx tells MTV. “Quentin Tarantino, Oliver Stone, Antoine Fuqua, Taylor Hackford. A lot of those shots that I used in my short [were] directly from rubbing up against those guys.”
...And She Was My Eve stars Tyrin Turner as a man who sets out to construct the perfect mate. But this is a sci-fi story, so inevitably, playing God blows up in his face. The film is highly stylized and paced with music composed by Foxx and Ains "Brainz" Prasad, not unlike Kanye West's surrealist music video trademarks.
Foxx next will be seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. On the behind-the-scenes side, the multi-talented actor is developing a horror anthology series for SyFy. With ..And She Was My Eve, more directing could be in Foxx's future.
“It gave me the bug. I want to be able to do things with no constraints and really just go at it. I've got a couple of comedies I want to make and a thriller I want to direct.”