Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson to headline The Legend of Ochi


Actors Willem Dafoe and Emily Watson will star in the upcoming A24 fantasy film The Legend of the Eyes. The film will be directed by debutante director Isaiah Saxon, who has previously directed music videos and projects for artists such as Bjork, Panda Bear, Dirty Projectors, Kanye West and grizzly bear.

The Legend of the Eye, starring Finn Wolfhard and Helena Sengel, is based on the original characters, world and scenario of Saxon, Deadline reports.

He follows a young girl (Zengel) who runs away from home and learns to communicate with an elusive animal known as Ochi.

The film will feature original music by Dirty Projectors founder and composer Dave Longstreth, a frequent contributor to the Saxon Encyclopedia Pictura animation and film studio.

Legend of the Eyes will be produced by Saxon and Encyclopedia Pictura with Tracy Carlson and Richard Peet for Neighborhood Watch and Jonathan Wang for Year of the Rat.

The duo of directors Anthony and Joe Russo, Mike Larocca and Angela Russo-Ostot of AGBO will executive produce, along with Louise Lovegrove and Alex Plappinger.


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