As we all await director Lucky McKee's follow-up to his highly touted MAY, a film called THE WOODS, which seems to have been pushed back forever (and co-stars a man by the name of Bruce Campbell), he has apparently decided to take that time and bang out a "companion piece" to MAY entitled ROMAN, with the former film's star, Angela Bettis directing the latter film, while McKee himself, stars as its lead character. Got all that?
Well, according to an interview he accorded to those rockin' Canadians over at Rue Morgue, the low-budget film was filmed on digital video over a period of three weeks last April, in McKee's own apartment complex in L.A. In reference to the two films, McKee says, "One's the story of a lonely girl and the other one's a story about a lonely guy."
ROMAN concerns a lonely welder who longs to meet a girl that walks by his window every night. Afraid to talk to her, he eventually meets her by chance, but things quickly take a turn for the worse. Yeah, it DOES sound like MAY, only in reverse.
McKee also wrote the script to ROMAN which doesn't have distribution for it yet, but which McKee hopes to "just get out there". As for THE WOODS, McKee still seems pretty upbeat about it, despite its long delay: "I think people will dig it. It's a throwback in a lot of ways. It takes place in 1965, and a real vintage feeling." He also joked, "It doesn't look like a Japanese horror movie, which I'm proud of."