Cannes 2008: Nicolas Cage to Play Bad Lieutenant
Werner Herzog to helm remake.
Nicolas Cage and Werner Herzog are teaming up for a re-make of Abel Ferrera's violent 1992 classic Bad Lieutenant
, it was announced in Cannes today. Cage will play the Harvey Keitel role - a twisted New York police officer with drug, gambling and sex issues who eventually finds redemption. According to Variety
, the update is penned by Billy Finkelstein - no stranger to Gotham-set drama with the likes of Murder One
and NYPD Blue
on his CV. Herzog - currently in the south of France with his doc Encounters at the End of the World
- earned strong reviews for his previous film Rescue Dawn
, and has a string of masterpieces to his credit, including Aguirre, Wrath of God
. We don't know in what way the plot will differ from the original, but the teaming up of Herzog and Cage has us quite excited about the project - what do you think?