Brad Brevett at Rope of Silicon has found a promo for Bad Lieutenent that he suspects might have been made to drum up interest in Cannes. Not strictly a remake — since Herzog claims never to have seen the original — it gets my attention because of the director and then loses it just as quickly because of the star. I know I’m in the minority, but the only two Nicholas Cage movies I’d ever watch again are Raising Arizona and Adaptation (and as proof, I watch them every year or two).
I’m a devoted fan of Werner Herzog, so I’m curious to see what he does with a black comedy. But, for me, there’s not much evidence that the director of Aguirre the Wrath of God had anything to do with this. From these scenes, it looks closer to Bad Santa than Bad Lieutenant.
If this aggravating age-verification thing gives anyone problems, maybe I can embed a youtube version after the cut.