Rob Zombie might be the most famous musician to set his eyes on directing a horror movie, but it looks like an R&B artist plans to join the ranks. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Grammy-award winning singer Pharrell Williams plans to try his hand in the genre and will produce the horror movie "Survive the Night."
Unlike Rob Zombie, whose horror movies were R-rated affairs steeped in rich horror movie history, Pharrell is gearing up for a more youth-oriented horror movie. "Survive the Night" is based on a young adult novel about female undergrads trapped in a warehouse music festival on Halloween.
This isn't the first movie that Pharrell has produced. He also produced the Oscar-nominated film "Hidden Figures," based on the African American mathematicians who worked for NASA during the Space Race. Pharrell also worked on the music score for that movie. Over his career, Pharrell has picked up two Oscar nominations, one for the song "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2" and the second for Best Picture of "Hidden Figures."
Pharrell hasn't released an album since his 2014 release G I R L. However, in the years since that platinum-selling album, he has worked as a producer with Snoop Dogg., Frank Ocean, Alicia Keys and Kid Cudi.