The Cannes Film Festival is in full swing right now.
Movies are being watched by critics, photos are being taken by papparazzi and studios are trying to get their upcoming flicks distributed.
Ryuhei Kitamura (Versus, Midnight Meat Train) has a new flick in the works called Marble City.
Nicolas Cage and now Mickey Rourke are set to star in the flick that is being described as "Kill Bill meets Drive".
Jason Piette, Managing Director of Stealth Media Group LA office made the announcement today.
Marble City wil be financed by Polaris Pictures' Producer Jeremy Wall along with Premiere Pictures.
Mike Nilon, Cage’s manager, is also producing.
Director Kitamura stated:
"This is 'Kill Bill' meets 'Drive.' The flick is a story of one man's journey of vengeance on a road filled with rage, bullets and ultra-violence.
He needs to go through the darkest places to reach the light in a classic story of revenge, redemption and salvation.
I'm fully loaded with an incredible dream cast, great script and complete backing from my producers.
Together we'll take action noir to the next level!"
"Ryuhei is the electric kind of filmmaker that Stealth Media is proud to be in business with.
His vision of action filmmaking is truly unique as seen in 'Azumi' and we look forward to bringing a high octane smart action picture to the market that targets the critical young male demographic.”
Here is a description from Twitch about Cage's character:
Rune enters Marble City after serving ten years for armed robbery; with an eye patch covering his scarred and mangled eye, he's full of hate and vengeance.
Even though on parole, Rune immediately steals a car, picks up two nickel-plated .45's and goes on a violent search for the man that wronged him.
His investigation brings him into encounters with strippers, mob enforcers and the very worst that the underworld has to offer.
But Rune is also seeking personal redemption, praying for forgiveness from his sinful ways.
His journey into darkness culminates in an epic gun battle with those who wronged him.
Jeremy Wall had this to say about the project:
“the flick is a high action and close combat fighting picture.
We will bring a dynamic flair to the screen with this director and story.
We are delighted to be attracting the highest caliber of actor in the business to work with us in this venture, namely Oscar winning actor Nicolas Cage and Oscar winning actor Mickey Rourke – let the battle begin."
Marble City was written by Tom Sjolund, and is scheduled to go into production in early August.
By the looks of the poster above (via Twitch), this flick could be badass or incredibly bad.
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Source: Comingsoon (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=90348)... See Complete Article @ Geek Tyrant