|News about Streets of Fire sequel...
||[Aug. 5th, 2008|10:58 am]
The Streets of Fire Fan Community
Clint Morris at Moviehole.net had this to say about a possible sequel to Streets of Fire:
"Its been so long that I've seen 1984's "Streets of Fire" that, well, I barely remember anything about it - - - other than that so-bad-its-good Dan Hartman theme track ("I can dream about you, If I can’t hold you tonight ,I can dream about you..") . Actually, no, I do remember some things about it..I remember Michael Pare (still riding high on the success of "Eddie and the Cruisers" the year before) hanging tough, I remember Diane Lane (who doesn't remember Diane Jane in those earlier films of hers!? She god damn near dropped her duds in every one! Remember "Lady Beware"? Ssssssizle!), and I remember fire bins, street fighting and... running, lots of running.
Yeah, it's time to watch the film again. Remember jack shit about it.
And I probably need to watch it before the [belated] sequel arrives, right?
But then, it probably won't matter much if I leave it another twelve months before watching it - because from the sounds of it, the sequel ain't gonna be worth rushing out for anyway (I'm presuming it'll be a direct-to-dvd release). Get a load of this...
Aint it Cool tells us that the film's original director Walter Hill isn't returning (and why not? Has he got anything better to do?) and instead "Kickboxer 2" helmer Albert Pyun is calling the shots on the follow-up. Yep, Mr DTV martial-arts movie is steering a movie that could've been - in anyone else's hands - the Michael Pare comeback movie.
"Streets of Fire 2" features most of the original cast (wh-wha-what!?) - well, everyone but Diane Lane and Rick Moranis. And, er, I'm guessing Dan Hartman won't be returning to do the music. Bummer.
The story? A soldier who has been fighting a long war is driven mad because he no longer believes in any purpose or righteous truth behind the killing. He comes home to a surreal world looking for his first and only love from his youth, believing she will rescue him from his demons. On the road to Edge City he encounters two seductive spree killers who oppose his efforts to find his love and the redemption he desperately seeks.
Say what you will about his recent crop of flicks, but Michael Pare is a great actor - just someone whose career hasn't been steered in the right direction. He did some terrific films there in the early 80s, and even gives good turns in some of the lesser stuff he's done in recent years (like "Furnace"). I wouldn't think twice of casting him in a film I'm producing, should the right role come along. I think he's just waiting for that big one to land on his doorstep. I don't think its "Streets of Fire 2", but you never know."
Well,they're not very enthusiastic about the movie though they had good things to say about Michael Pare. I'll try to keep you updated about any new news.