Good news for people afraid they would never get to see Nicholas Cage jerk off onto the side of a car, he and Werner Herzog are teaming up for a remake of Abel Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant. The original film was responsible for quite possibly the greatest performance of Harvey Keitel's long, illustrious career. It was also the apex of Ferrara's directing career. Herzog is one of the most original and inventive living filmmakers. And Cage, well -- ok, I was going to make a crack here about Nicholas Cage's talent, but it seemed too easy. Regardless, he gets a lifetime pass from me for Raising Arizona.
Anyways, this remake has the potential to be either brilliant or life-fuckingly awful -- no in-between. Either way, I can't wait to see it.