Thursday, May 28, 2009
Shoot him again... His soul is still dancing!
Who the hell knows what Werner Herzog is doing with his Bad Lieutenant remake (now apparently titled: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans) but if this trailer is anything to go by the finished product is going to be a minor masterpiece (or an unmitigated disaster of cosmic proportions):
Iguana hallucinations. Val Kilmer looking confused. "My favorite crack-pipe." And could this be a return to form for Nicolas Cage? Is such a gift from the movie gods a possibility? The man used to be the king of fucked-up greatness in the eighties and early nineties: Vampire's Kiss, Peggy Sue Got Married, Raising Arizona, Red Rock West (FUCKING MEXICO!!!!), culminating in his pitch-perfect performance as a suicidal alcoholic in Figgis' Leaving Las Vegas. After that he either did too much coke or he was abducted by aliens and replaced by a body-snatchers-esque clone that can't act but can run really fast (see Face/Off, Con Air, The Rock, etc.). Maybe the all bizarre presence of Herzog, the unchallenged master of movie-fuckedupery will be enough to enable Cage to reclaim his soul.