Even if this modern adaptation of the classic horror tale Jekyll & Hyde turned out bad it still probably would have made for a fascinating train wreck. Original Bad Lieutenant filmmaker Abel Ferrara directing Oscar winner Forest Whitaker as a present day Dr. Jekyll transforming into an urban version of Mr. Hyde played by rapper 50 Cent; to deny the world this film is a crime.
A few years ago Forest Whitaker won a Best Actor Oscar for his spellbinding performance as dictatorial mass murderer Idi Amin. Now he's starring opposite 50 Cent in the latest re-telling of Jekyll and Hyde. I'd roll my eyes, but the director is Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, Driller Killer, Ms. 45), someone who can be a cinematic Jekyll and Hyde in his own right.
During the past year anytime I’ve recommended Darren Lynn Bousman’s Repo! The Genetic Opera to anyone, they look at me and ask whether or not I’m referring to the 1984 Alex Cox comedy Repo Man. I expect even more confusion this winter when the upcoming organ harvesting flick formerly known as Repossession Mambo hits theaters with a suspicious title change.
Like it wasn’t strange enough that there are two organ repossession movies being worked on right now, the second one is getting a much classier cast than I expected.
Wow, what is it with organs being repossessed all of a sudden? Is our society in such a state that we fear even our own bodies will soon not belong to us?