In truth, I don't know how restricted the "young adult" genre is, in terms of what it theoretically includes. As a reference only for books/films predominantly for teenagers about teenagers (which one rather supposes), though, then I really can't see BC seeing such as a specific vehicle for him. But that wouldn't preclude producing something in that area.
Following on from this, he then said he had been offered a role unlike anything he’s done before. “And I think because I’ve not, is the reason maybe I should.”
I was interested to see that more specific version of what he said about this possible new role. "Unlike anything he's done before" could still cover a multitude of possibilities. The likes of "Yellow Birds" and the other survivalist number that didn't happen (can't remember name) already indicated that he rather wanted to do something in that vein. So I wouldn't rule out something in that area, although "Rogue Male" might be covering that ground well enough. But it could be anything. I would like to think he wouldn't really take a role just because it's different, though, if the promise of quality isn't there. And I would personally prefer whatever not to be some generic romantic comedy, which I also think he used to want to have a crack at, but which are usually just naff and which I don't think would really be his forte anyway.
He mentioned he would like to do a horror movie. I doubt that's the role he was referring but when someone asked if he is interested in the genre, he answered that he would do it.
Really? That surprises me. I thought someone said that horror was a genre he doesn't enjoy much. I'm a little squeamish about modern horror movies myself, although I understand that some movies in that genre are very creative boundary pushing right now.
Interestingly, I got into a conversation at the Austin Film Festival a few years ago with an actress who was focusing on scriptwriting. She and a partner were writing a horror film. She said that it was the easiest genre for newcomers - especially women - to get made.
“There's nothing in the middle of the road but a yellow stripe and dead armadillos.” - Jim Hightower
I said it! I remember someone asked him if he had watched Scott Derrickson movies during the Dr. Strange tour press and he said he wasn't very good watching horror movies. But he was attached to Crimson Peak so...
A few of us didn't want him to do it (although in retrospective Dr. Strange is his best movie with him playing the main character until now) but he entered Hollywood doing genre movies: Star Trek and The Hobbit so I doubt it was a big surprise he accepted the role for most people. Daniel Day Lewis doing a superhero movie would had been a big surprise!
I remember when he was attached to Crimson Peak someone said that horror movies with big stars tend to not being good and not working in the box office and strangely it's correct. There are exemptions of course like Brad Pitt fighting zombies and he is now doing a sequel with one of the most acclaimed filmmakers out there: David Fincher. Then you have Derrickson movies always with big stars but even when they have interesting elements in there they aren't exactly so successful as his Dr. Strange. He has the same problem that Del Toro, their weakness is the narrative and dialogue. I actually would be very happy if he does a movie with Del Toro after they failed collaboration but always hoping for a superior script.