Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Bad Lieutenant Is Not A Remake

Werner Herzog has stated in a interview on that his new film The Bad Lieutenant based upon the 1992 film directed by Abel Ferrara and starring Harvey Keitel is not gonna be a remake of the original. This time round Nicolas Cage is the Bad Lieutenant, here's what Werner had to say on the subject on the remake:
"No, it's not a remake," he told us quite adamantly. "You have to delete that from your memory, though we may not be able to delete it from public perception. It's like I keep saying, 'A James Bond film, the newest one, is not a remake of the previous one; it's a completely different story.' It only has a corrupt policeman as the central character and that's about it."

"You won't be able to make it clear, because it will perpetuate itself," he lamented when it was suggested that word might get out that this is a different movie. "Once a notion like this is out, you can never correct it. Of course, it's very fascinating to work with Nicolas Cage, he really wanted me to be the director on this film. It can't get any better."