I sat down and re-watched Heat
the other night and it reminded me how good DeNiro and Pacino are with the right material, granted they only shared one talky scene and a cup of coffee but they sparred like the heavyweights they are and it was a draw on points.
This time around they're good old NYC Cops who are after a vigilante killer who's been taking out the baddies.
There's a quality backup cast including the vastly underused Brian Dennehy plus John Leguizamo and, er, 50 Cent. It's been scribbled by Russell Gewirtz (Inside Man
) and lensed by Jon Avnet who's probably best known for directing Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
but i wont hold that against him.
Mmm At the moment it's looking a little on the shallow side but with DeNiro and Pacino involved im hoping that there is a nice little twist and by twist i dont mean that, gasp, shock, horror, it's a cop who's the mysterious vigilante.
imdb has this down as still being in production but that trailer looks like they've got most of the footage to me. Keeping everything crossed for this as both stars could do with a return to form in my view.