Remember when that was making the rounds in the film blog world? The news of a Jekyll and Hyde film, written and directed by none other than crazy ol’ Abel Ferrara. The man who made such films as The Driller Killer, Ms. 45, Bad Lietenant and King of New York was going to put his stamp on the Robert Louis Stevenson story. But he was going to do it with Forrest Whitaker and 50 Cent.
He spoke to the Guardian and showed why he’s always a great conversationalist.
“He could be an awesome Ed Hyde. He’s the real deal. But it’s not gonna get made,” he says. “Warner Brothers have put up about one fifth of what the film should cost and want about one third of what it’s gonna make, and I’m supposed to kiss the feet of whoever made that deal. They never made Jekyll & Hyde the way it was written. It’s a guy and his creation. Having one actor play both parts is an abomination, a distortion of Stevenson’s story. It’s a masterpiece. I’m gonna make it one day.”