Director Werner Herzog has been working on the movie Bad Lieutenant, a remake of Abel Ferrara’s 1992 cult film. Well Herzog’s remake is actually titled ‘Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans’. The film is starring Nicolas Cage, Val Kilmer, Xzibit and Eva Mendes. No official US release date yet.
You may watch below the movie trailer of Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans:
“Terence McDonagh (Nicolas Cage), a homicide detective with the New Orleans Police Department, is promoted to Lieutenant after he saves a prisoner from drowning in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. However, during his heroic act, he severely injures his back and is put on prescription pain medication. A year later, Terence – struggling with his addictions to sex, Vicodin and cocaine – finds himself in the battle to bring down drug dealer Big Fate, who is suspected of massacring an entire family of African immigrants.”
This Bad Lieutenant movie looks awesome: it’s a well balanced mix of action and dark humor! And Nicolas Cage’s insane performance is definitely worth watching!
After seeing this trailer of Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant I checked Abel Ferrara’s version:
Abel Ferrara’s movie is much darker… It’s as gloomy as the early 1990s recession…
Both movies look good, but judging from the trailers, I think I’d have a much better time watching Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant starring Nicolas Cage. But fortunately I don’t have to choose and I will watch both versions of Bad Lieutenant.