According to Variety, Criterion Collection darling, and Bright Star director Jane Campion (Sweetie, An Angel At My Table), will be following her fantastic John Keats biopic (Bright Star) with a brand new, six hour television mini-series.
Top Of The Lake is a mini-series that has been described as ‘a small-town tale of a detective brought in to solve the case of a 12-year-old who gets pregnant and disappears.’ It will take place in Campion’s native New Zealand, and will see the director re-team with her Sweetie scribe, Gerard Lee.
Personally, this sounds like a dream come true. Sure, I would much rather see a gifted filmmaker working on, you know, making films, but the idea of Campion doing a story that sounds like it could have some really great aspects of say neo-noir, is far too awesome to ignore. Toss in the re-teaming of a duo that made a fantastic, yet horribly underrated film, Sweetie, makes this one of the most interesting currently on the horizon, big screen or small screen.