There is nothing like a good scandal to be used as source material for a new film.
That’s exactly what director Wim Wenders plans on doing for his next film.
According to Yahoo, Wenders (Paris, Texas, Wings Of Desire) is set to helm a film based around the Roman Catholic church’s child sex abuse scandal. Apparently, it will look be based around a cover-up that the director says starts with the Pope.
‘The church as a whole, starting with the Pope, is still inclined to hide things,’ he said. This follows a campaign that the director is currently behind as president of the European Film Academy, that finds the director on German television in hopes of convincing victims of sexual abuse at the hands of priests to speak out.
Personally, this sounds like one hell of a compelling film. I’m a rather big fan of the director, particularly films like Paris, Texas, which I think is one of the more underrated films in the director’s rather beloved canon. The films sounds massively interesting, and one can only expect that a film that the director has this much interest in, will be one hell of a winner.