Tarsem Singh, the director of The Fall, Immortals and Mirror, Mirror, has just signed on to direct a new feature film titled The Panopticon.
The film’s log line is ‘a seemingly ordinary man who receives a mysterious package containing a pre-recorded message from himself, warning that the world is about to end and only he can save it. He must race against the clock to piece together the puzzle before time runs out for mankind.’
Sounds pretty standard for a log line that’s released this early in production.
For those who don’t know a Panopticon is an architectural construction designed in the 18th century. It was originally invented as a means of monitoring prisoners. The concept is simple. Create a prison where the inmates cannot tell whether they’re being monitored or not. Thus, forcing them to be on their best behavior constantly.
The idea isn’t really about incarceration but more about behavioral alteration. The idea of a panopticon is to forcibly alter the way humans behave.
There’s nothing about that in the log line, but I’m sure more details will unravel as we move closer to the beginning of production.