The Scream Factory label has introduced me to a handful of genre films from the past that completely slipped under my radar, and courtesy of a Blu-ray release that came a few years back, I fell in love with the oddball action flick Dark Angel (aka I Come in Peace). Nearly 30 years later, a sequel is in the works.
But first, a little bit about the original film.
Released in 1990, Dark Angel was written by David Koepp and Jonathan Tydor and directed by Craig R. Baxley. It starred Dolph Lundgren as Jack Caine, a hardened detective whose city is terrorized by a vicious alien (Matthias Hues) intent on using human bodies to manufacture narcotics. Yeah. It’s pretty wild.
Over on his Facebook page, star Matthias Hues made the unexpected sequel announcement.
“Why do things take two decades to happen?” wrote the German actor. “I want to think it’s to bring the barrel to the boil and have it explode as it starts to spill over! Too many fans have asked for it. I have done more than 30 films and no matter where I go in the world, it’s always ‘Hey Dude, I come in Peace!’ I have gotten so used to hearing it, that it will feel so natural to start saying it again. (Or perhaps something else that two decades from now another generation will shout after me when I walk down the streets or some dark alley!) We start this year! So I need to start warming up my legs, because I remember there was a lot of running and jumping!”
“I COME IN PEACE,” he added.
If you haven’t yet seen Dark Angel, now’s the time to fix that. Check out the trailer below!