Circling like the buzzards that they are.
Some NSFW language.
Hahaha! My first time seeing it, but sometimes it's good to see something twice, once for meaning, and another for effect.
Gaspar Noé Wants To Remake Larry Cohen’s Cult Movie ‘God Told Me To’ > The Playlist
Wow.Talking recently with Film Comment (print edition via IFC) B-movie maven Larry Cohen—best known for directing blaxploitation classics “Hell Up In Harlem” and “Black Caesar” as well as the horror flick “It’s Alive”—revealed that he was approached by a French director, whose name he couldn’t recall, looking to acquire the remake rights to his bonkers “God Told Me To.” Here’s the excerpt from the magazine—the dots are pretty easy to put together:
The 70-year-old Cohen mentioned that he had just come from a meeting with an interesting young Frenchman who was seeking the rights to remake ‘God Told Me To.’ ‘What’s his name?’ inquired the staffer. ‘I don’t remember, but he gave me some DVDs of his films.’ The director rummaged in a bag and produced copies of “Irreversible” and “Enter the Void.”
Of course, it still remains to be seen if this will even pan out but the material is directly in Noe’s wheelhouse. The story follows an NYPD cop who has to investigate a series of brutal murders committed, seemingly randomly, by people that claim—you guessed it—“God told me to.” And that’s just the beginning of a story that gets pretty out there, but if you happen to pick up the DVD of the 1976 film keep an eye out and you’ll see Andy Kaufman in his first even big screen appearance playing, appropriately, a possessed policeman.
I have Enter The Void on the DVR, but it's from the IFC channel, so it's not in HD and will have commercials. Thinking about just deleting it.
Man, I must be set to invisible on this thread...see #176.
It's not you, JD... it's me.
Hahaha! Did you guys hear about the potential Cannonball Run remake. I don't think anyone's posted about it here yet.
Paul Walker Sought To Take Lead Role In ‘District B-13’ Remake ‘Brick Mansions’ > The Playlist
I was all ready to **** on this until I saw that David Belle is involved. I still wish they'd get someone other than Paul Walker, though...Due to the success of those last two ‘Furious’ entries, Walker’s now in talks to star in “Brick Mansions,” an American remake of the hit French actioner “District B-13.” The plot, mirroring the original film, finds Walker as an undercover detective who tries to locate a nuke stolen by drug dealers and now hidden in a labyrinthine lower class ghetto. Series creator Luc Besson, who oversaw both “District B-13” and “District 13: Ultimatum,” has co-written the script with “Taken” and “The Fifth Element” collaborator Robert Mark Kamen. A director is expected to be selected amongst Besson’s EuropaCorp associates, so expect a smaller name, possibly James Mather and Stephen St. Leger of upcoming Besson project “Lockout.”
The original film and its sequel were notable for bringing mainstream attention to Parkour, which has since surfaced in a number of Hollywood movies, and the two leads were heavy duty Parkour practitioners. While it would be folly to expect Walker to start jumping from building to building, his co-star will be David Belle, reprising his role from the first film as a streetwise hood who knows the area better than anyone. Being that Belle is credited as actually INVENTING Parkour, you can be sure his skills will be showcased, especially since Deadline reports that several actors sought the role, but Besson’s conditions were that it be Belle or no one. Though we’d love to see those homemade audition tapes of American actors attempting to do Parkour.