Thursday, June 14, 2007

A sequel to one of my beloved classics

Almost a year back I extolled the virtues of a certain action movie from 1996 starring Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson(and no, it isn't secretly Samuel L. Jackson week here at Culture Kills, I assure you), and I was pleased to hear that Renny Harlin and Mr. Jackson now have a development deal to make a sequel to The Long Kiss Goodnight.

Yes, I am supporting a really late sequel, I can't believe it myself. But I loves me some Mitch Henessey, especially the wardrobe, and I look forward to spending more time with him.

Of course, the point that keeps coming up is that Shane Black who penned the original will most likely not return, so screenwriting is going to be a huge issue with this, because all those great quips that made the original so enjoyable have to come from somewhere, and from a less confident writer, well, the same ease won't be there.

I am far less concerned about the possible absence of Geena Davis from the project however, as Mitch was always the more compelling character to me. Plus I understand that the whole Davis-Harlin thing would likely make for an uncomfortable shooting set.

In any case, if this project does make it, I will certainly give it a more than fair screening. After all, at the time the first one was made, candy bars cost a nickel... and two quarters. No one is going to kill my enthusiasm.


Mr. Fabulous said...

That WAS a very underrated movie.

SamuraiFrog said...

At any rate, Geena Davis's story has been told and is over, and it would be nice if this was more of another movie instead of a direct sequel. Kind of like the Indiana Jones movies, I guess; same character, different story.

VERY underrated movie. I hope they get someone good to write it.

DutchBitch said...

OMG! I gotta catch up on that one! See it again before the sequel opens! *running off to video store*

MC said...

Mr. Fab: And apparently it has achieved a cult status.

SF: Yeah, I wish it was a completely different case as well, I mean, private eyes have been known to have more than one client over a decade's period.

Dutchy: With a sequel in the making, I hope a special edition of the original is also forthcoming.

Diesel said...

I thought that movie kinda bombed. Are they really going to make a sequel? That would be sweet. It was a pretty cool movie.

MC said...

It did a lot better on DVD.