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Gentlemen, start your screaming…

15 May 2008  |  Written by Glen Ferris  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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It’s only early days but this year’s Cannes Film Festival has already given us some of the most unexpected (and possibly least anticipated) announcements in its long and illustrious history. However, in amongst all the Lesbian Vampire Killers and Piranhas 3-D revelations, a nugget of information has piqued our interest – and it couldn’t have come any more from leftfield.

The Hollywood Reporter, well, reports that the legendary masters of weird David Lynch and Werner Herzog are teaming up on a horror-tinged thriller. Based on a true-life tale, My Son, My Son is all about a San Diego man who after becoming heavily influenced by the ancient Greek dramatist Sophocles kills his mother with a sword. The film will flash back and forth in time, in typically Lynchian style, as the disturbed man's back story is intercut with scenes of the murder.

Herzog wrote the script with long-time assistant Herbert Golder and the film is planned to start shooting next March.

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Eddie Rex
If memory serves, Eddy Rex killed daddy, and to quote Jim Morrison, "boned the mommy." Later, out of remorse he clawed out his eyes. However, maybe delusional matricidal guys residing in California are not usually well read in the area of classical literature, it probably won't matter much. I hope this film doesn't lay a turd like David Lynch's last one. More

Posted by JoseJones at 16:53 on 16 May 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Mike Leigh...
Going for awesome, don't know how it cant be More

Posted by badassmofo at 16:00 on 16 May 2008 | Report This Post

Mike Leigh...
... will be furious More

Posted by kissmyswingers at 10:07 on 16 May 2008 | Report This Post

Wow never heard this story before..
...the one about the murder...but I'm studying Oedipus Rex atm, I wonder if the murder has anything to do with that story!.. More

Posted by AYBGerrardo at 18:16 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

Herzog's slipped a bit in my estimations lately. Lynch however is on top form after Inland Empire, what a mind fuck. This could be the greatest thing ever or absoloute shite. One to watch tho! More

Posted by The Todge at 17:40 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

oh my god this has made my day! this will be great More

Posted by jameswhaleofatime at 16:54 on 15 May 2008 | Report This Post

I came
Eughg what a mess. Can't wait. More

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