By: Henry J. Fromage –
Today we have some interesting change of pace flicks to take a look at. At first glance, a pairing of Nicolas Cage and Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly seems like a batshit marriage made in heaven. However, the subject of Amicus suggests something different. Cage will play a lawyer who goes after the publishers of “Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors” after it’s discovered the techniques within were used in the murder of the entire family of a Motown producer, including his crippled, malpractice trust-rich son.
So, probably no bizarre Cage-led musical numbers, unfortunately
Another filmmaker you never quite know what to expect from is ex-indie auteur and current dick joke purveyor David Gordon Green. The logical assumption when you hear he’s handling a Little House on the Prairie movie is that he’ll cast Danny McBride and James Franco for a scatological, R-rated spin on the material, but the fact that the screenwriter is Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame) probably precludes that.
Don’t rule out the penises though
On a bit of a personal note, I currently call South Korea home, so I’ve been doing quite a bit of catching up on Korean cinema. One of my most recent watches was A Bittersweet Life, an epic and stylish gangster tale from Kim Ji-woon, the director of The Good, The Bad, and The Weird and the upcoming Schwarzenegger-starrer The Last Stand. It blows my mind that it’s currently rocking a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, but I can’t deny that it’s a pretty quality flick, so it’s no surprise that Hollywood’s come knocking. Allen, half of the Hughes Brothers duo (Book of Eli), will direct a project that at one point had Denzel Washington attached.
Not sure he can play mid-20s anymore, though…