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29 October 2009  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Variety

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Quiver in giggly excitement, girlies. When Unstoppable grinds to a halt and everyone disembarks, making sure to take their belongings with them, Tony Scott may next be oiling up and flexing his abs (god, we wish we hadn't thought of that image) for a Chippendales movie.

Not about the family of the 18th century furniture maker, sadly for antiquers, but the 1980s male stripping phenomenon, created and developed by Steve Banerjee: a rise and fall tale of soul-consuming '80s excess if ever there was one.

The film will be Banerjee's story. Starting out running gas stations and mudwrestling clubs, he hit paydirt when he came up with the idea of presenting male strippers in a choreographed, brand-named touring fantasy show. But behind the success was a catalogue of lawsuits and mad paranoia, culminating in Banerjee paying a hitman to have original 'dales choreographer Nick DeNoia murdered. Denied bail following evidence that he'd made arrangements to flee to India in a private plane, Banerjee hung himself in his cell, hours before his sentencing.

Sex, violence and spiralling bad craziness: you can sort of see why the official line is "a tone similar to True Romance". But given Scott's bombastic style and the weird-true-story nature of the material, we're saying more Domino (underrated, since you ask). 

The as-yet-untitled script is currently being bashed out by Lisa Schrager, who's also written the Heidi Fleiss biopic Pay the Girl. No start date yet.


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what about the warriors?
thought the warriors remake sounded like a better idea, tony's a pretty underrated director. More

Posted by drinkupwereleavin at 17:23 on 31 October 2009 | Report This Post

Show Me Your Top Gun!
While I agree with the comments about Domino (what an awful piece of shit that movie was), Tony Scott can be a good director. I really like Spy Game and True Romance. This could be interesting. Let's see what he comes up with. More

Posted by BenTramer at 17:47 on 29 October 2009 | Report This Post

Underrated!
I don't often feel driven to post a comment but Domino is one of the worst films I have ever seen, the nadir of Tony Scott's style over substance exercise. It was so over directed that it was difficult to watch. The performances were across the board terrible. Mickey Rourke was the best of a bad bunch but felt as if he was acting in a completely different film. I could go on and on.... like the film, but there will be nothing that sums it up more than the words crap on a stick. More

Posted by djfreear at 10:58 on 29 October 2009 | Report This Post

Warriors?
What happened to the remake, was looking forward to it. More

Posted by Ethanial at 08:53 on 29 October 2009 | Report This Post


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