I don't care what any of you Nic Cage haters say, I think it's totally logical to be primally pumped for the upcoming Herzog/Cage Abel Ferrara-angerin', risk-ily titled havin' Bad Lieutenant : Port of Call New Orleans.
If you squint hard enough at the above still, you can even trick yourself into thinking that it's Asia Argento instead of Fairuza Balk. That's what I do, at least.
In a timely manner for this post, Abel Ferrara recently weighed in (again) on this film vs. his original:
Speaking of YouTube: at one point, Ferrara announced, “We got a special attraction.” He motioned to the projectionist, and soon we were watching the trailer for Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, the project that famously provoked Ferrara to comment that he hoped Herzog and his production team “die in Hell.” Ferrara’s post-trailer comments were still bitter, but more restrained.
“Unfortunately, anyone involved in our film wasn’t invited for that film, but I was told I should be really happy that such great people are ripping off our ideas.” A voice in the crowd called out, “You didn’t see a dime off that?” Ferrara: “Well … I might have saw A DIME.” Another voice asked if Ferrara planned to see the remake when it comes out. He shook his head vigorously and gestured to the screen where the trailer had played. “That’s enough of that.”
Abel Ferrara is one of my personal favorites, but I'm a fan of Herzog's as well, so I'm not gonna get into any who-said-he-when-where-to-whom-and-why bickering, I just find it kind of humorous. Plus, Ferrara and Herzog are two of the most quotable guys around. I would love to see them get into a war of words, even if it's all for show.