Thursday, October 02, 2008
Angel Heart remake?
According to Variety, there’s an “Angel Heart” remake in the works... Hmmm. Back in ‘87, there was a ton of controversy surrounding the film because of the graphic sex scene with Mickey Rourke and Lisa Bonet -- who was doing her damndest to shed her sitcom good girl image. Strange picture. A little ahead of its time with the twisty ending and some creepy performances, but my overall opinion soured over the years. What seemed dark and daring to me as an adolescent, now looks cheap and exploitative. Damn you, maturity! I suppose they’ll trot out Beyonce or someone like that to play Epiphany in a PG-13 version. In fact, it’d probably be more fun to see who they’d cast in the major roles than sitting through the film again.