Larry Clark is best known for directing Kids and Bully. But does that really matter? The important thing is that he made fun of Nic Cage. Said Clark in a recent interview…
Oh, my God. Think of all the terrible remakes. A really, really good film that I liked — that had so much feeling — was the Thai film Bangkok Dangerous, which was done by these two brothers [the Pang brothers]. I digress, but since I’ve been making films, I’ve noticed that there’s so many good indie films made by first-time directors who bring this passion to their first film. Which I did when I made Kids, right? And then they sell out! And then all of a sudden you see these guys who made these genius first films, and it’s like a f-cking license to sell out and go to Hollywood, give up final cut, and make these sh*t f*cking Hollywood movies.
So recently they remade Bangkok Dangerous with Nic Cage, right? Just out of curiosity I rented it the other day, and I couldn’t even f*cking watch it. One of the best things about the [original] was that the anti-hero was deaf and dumb. And in the remake, it’s Nic Cage; he’s not deaf and dumb. They make a girl he meets deaf and dumb, which is just stupid. And it a horrible f*cking unwatchable piece of shit, and then I find out that the same guys made it! The same guys remade their own f*cking film. I just don’t get it. [Movieline]
I don’t think ‘deaf and dumb’ is the preferred nomenclature these days, dude, but otherwise, good point. Meanwhile, Nic Cage is refuting rumors that he hired a voodoo priestess to uncurse the set of Sorcerer’s Apprentice. It’s sad. It just goes to show that people will make up all sorts of stuff about you when you walk around with four different colors of hair on your face.