Friday, June 6, 2008
Well here's the bloody poster for Werner Herzog's remake of Abel Ferarra's Bad Lieutenant that popped up at Cannes recently. Also here are links to a couple of articles, one is an interview with Herzog that makes want to see this film even less than I did before (I can't decide which is worse, the fact that he claims to not know who Ferrara is or that he is probably pretending he doesn't) and the other contains the first quotes from a justifiably angry Ferrara on the proposed remake.
Much more interesting sounding than Herzog's sure to be spiritually bankrupt film is Ferrara's newest, Chelsea on the Rocks (Ferrara is pictured above with Bijou Phillips on the set). Information on this return to his home town by the King Of New York can be read here and here, I can't wait to see it and I hope it actually gets some American distribution.