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Joe Eszterhas Is Back
Basic Instinct writer finds a virgin

06 August 2009  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Variety

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Joe Eszterhas is back and he's found God. Or at least, he's found someone who's found God, in this case the virgin of Guadalupe, a mystical vision who appeared to a peasant in sixteenth century Mexico. The legend is widely credited with speeding the spread of Catholicism across Latin America.

Eszterhas, who gave us a decade of sexually-charged power thrillers, from Jagged Edge to Basic Instinct and Sliver, is working on the so-far untitled script for Mpower Pictures, the inprint set up by The Passion Of The Christ producer Stephen McEveety.

It's been a long journey from Showgirls to God's girl. Eszterhas has been out of Hollywood's for ten years, falling from grace after Jade and 1997's none-more-meta and none-more-awful Burn Hollywood Burn. He's since become a Catholic and, judging by this project, his days of horny strippers and over-sexed novelists are sadly at an end.


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We want pussy!
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Posted by SpiderBat at 20:37 on 06 August 2009 | Report This Post

Wonder what HE has to say about Basic Instinct 2. Although I bet Jerry Goldsmith rolled over really hard in his grave over it since they reused his music. More

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RE: Joe Eszterhas Is Back
Does this mean we can expect Jade 2 at some point? No?  More

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There really aren't enough titty thrillers any more. More

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His bio was a fun read if wanted tittle tattle about the sleazy world of early 1990s Hollywood. More

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Bloody hell! He's turned into George Lucas! More

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