View Full Version : Bad Lieutenant Remake

23-06-2008, 12:41:43
Eva Mendes is in talks to star opposite Nicolas Cage in the forthcoming remake of Bad Lieutenant, which is being directed by Werner Herzog. Mendes and Cage previously worked together on last year's comic book adaptation Ghost Rider. Abel Ferrara, the director of the original Bad Lieutenant, which starred Harvey Keitel as a corrupt New York cop, has gone on record to denounce the new version. Should Mendes sign on the dotted line she will presumably join the list of involvees who the Bronx film-maker thinks "should all die in hell".


A remake already?

I didn't really like the original, it was just a bit too full on for me. I imagine a remake will be toned down and all the shitter for it. And how could Nicholas Cage with his 1 facial expression get anywhere near Harvey Keitel's performance?

23-06-2008, 13:19:08
this was mentioned to me at work and became the subject of much hilarity over the stupidity of the idea

i'm a big fan of the original. this will be awful and i have to agree with abel ferrara.

27-06-2008, 12:23:13
I have no wish to see Mr Cage's cock.

27-06-2008, 12:57:56

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27-06-2008, 13:32:16
that a big cock, Mr Cage

Scabrous Birdseed
29-06-2008, 17:56:30
It's the bedroom eyes that make that picture. :)

19-05-2010, 12:36:29
I'm slightly astonished by the very good reviews this is getting.

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-05-2010, 16:00:43
The two words "Werner Herzog" got overlooked in the original furore. If you're looking for a film about an extreme character, Herzog is more reliable than Ferrara.

Cheshire Cat
20-05-2010, 06:52:47
could have been worse for Abel (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001206/): they could've hired Cain (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001002/)

21-05-2010, 12:19:28
So essentially for "remake" we should read "completely different film with the same title".


25-05-2010, 11:36:15