Monday, July 13, 2009

Do We Need Another 'Repo Man'?

Legendary director Alex Cox thinks we do. Cox directed the original 1984 masterpiece (as well as 'Sid & Nancy' and a few other gems), and now he returns with a sequel produced by David Lynch. This is not a remake. In fact, this is a whole new story with a new lead. Sorry, no Otto here. This film is called... trumpet fanfare, please ...'Repo Chick'.

Yep, the film stars Jaclyn Jonet. You may know her from another Cox film, 'Searchers 2.0', from 2007. The movie was shot in January and February and is in post-production now. Cox says on his blog that the film already has a slot in an unnamed film festival this September.

Cox says the movie will "unfold against the background of the credit crunch and the subprime mortgage crisis in the US, where repossessions of homes, cars and other forms of property is at a new high. The repo business has expanded to everything from boats, houses, aeroplanes, small nations...children." If you want to follow the past, present and future of this movie, I suggest you check out Cox's blog. I'm afraid, curious and a whole lot of other emotions when it comes to this one. The film and soundtrack have quite a bit to live up to, eh?

Iggy Pop - Repo Man (mp3)

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