Jean-Luc Godard, the legendary French director of À bout de souffle, La Chinoise, and Bande à part will shoot his next project, Adieu au langage (Goodbye to language), in 3D. The news surfaced via a listing on production company Wild Bunch's website with the title, minute poster thumbnail, and cast; the listing has since been removed. The 81-year-old director had previously indicated he was interested in the medium, saying "I always like it when new techniques are introduced. Because it doesn’t have any rules yet. And one can do everything."
The cast list is pretty scant of recognizable talent, and there's no official synopsis yet, but Godard spoke of the project back in 2010: "It’s about a man and his wife who no longer speak the same language. The dog they take on walks then intervenes and speaks. How I’ll do it, I don’t yet know. The rest is simple." Although some are theorizing that the canine hero will audibly speak, it's worth noting that Godard experimented with fractured subtitles in his last feature, Film Socialisme, so there's a big possibility we'll see an evolution of that idea, rather than an art house Cats & Dogs remake. Godard joins a growing list of more experimental directors like Werner Herzog and Wim Wenders in using 3D for something other than blockbuster effects.