Once Director Gives Comedy a Try With Zonad
For those of us who name Once among our favorite movies, director John Carney’s latest venture is, well, completely unrelated. Zonad, which premiered at Tribeca, is a surreal Irish comedy and a film, according to AP, that’s “been the film most likely to inspire baffled ‘what-is-this?’ double-takes, usually followed by hearty, surprised laughter” at this year’s festival.
Carney and his brother, Kiernan, shared both writer and director duties to piece together Zonad, a film set in 1950s Ireland about an alcoholic who flees rehab wearing a red spacesuit. He becomes known as a heroic alien in the village where he ends up.
Although Zonad will most likely stay out of mainstream venues, Carney is currently working on a script for a Judd Apatow movie as well as preparing to direct a film called Town House, starring Amy Adams and Zach Galifianakis—both movies that will most definitely be featured in most theatres.
Watch the trailer for Zonad:
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