The boys over at Nu Image/Millennium must be on some kind of crusade to remake every single movie that no one has asked them to remake. What I’m saying is, there are rumors that needs to be remade, movies that people don’t mind being remade, and movies that no one cares about being remade; and then there are movies that people REALLY DON’T WANT TO BE REMADE.
And that’s where Nu Image/Millennium comes in! Their latest target? Abel Ferrara’s NC-17 rated 1992 cop drama, “Bad Lieutenant”, soon to be packaged as a Nicolas Cage movie with Werner Herzog (“Rescue Dawn”) behind the remake cameras.
Here’s the plot of the original:
A police Lieutenant goes about his daily tasks of investigating homicides, but is more interested in pursuing his vices. He has accumulated a massive debt betting on baseball, and he keeps doubling to try to recover. His bookies are beginning to get agitated. The Lieutenant does copious amounts of drugs, cavorts with prostitutes, and uses his status to take advantage of teenage girls. While investigating a nun’s rape, he begins to reflect on his lifestyle.
Did I mention the movie was originally rated NC-17?
Via The Hollywood Reporter, Ed Pressman (also no stranger to unwarranted remakes) and Stephen Belafonte will produce for the quickly becoming infamous Nu Image/Millennium group.