Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: First Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron,' Brings Mass Destruction Along With Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver Watch: First Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron,' Brings Mass Destruction Along With Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver Watch: 'Star Wars' Prequels Recut Into 2 Hour 40 Minute 'Turn to the Darkside: Episode 3.1' Watch: 'Star Wars' Prequels Recut Into 2 Hour 40 Minute 'Turn to the Darkside: Episode 3.1' Edward Norton Says He Didn't Return To Play Hulk Because He Wanted More "Diversity" In His Film Roles Edward Norton Says He Didn't Return To Play Hulk Because He Wanted More "Diversity" In His Film Roles Oscar Buzz: Who Could Be Set For Nods In The Supporting Actress Race? Oscar Buzz: Who Could Be Set For Nods In The Supporting Actress Race? Juliette Binoche Says Her Performance In 'Godzilla' Made Quentin Tarantino Cry Juliette Binoche Says Her Performance In 'Godzilla' Made Quentin Tarantino Cry Listen To Chvrches "Get Away" From The Rescored Version Of Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' Plus Check Out The Trailer Listen To Chvrches "Get Away" From The Rescored Version Of Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' Plus Check Out The Trailer The Essentials: The 10 Best Michael Keaton Performances The Essentials: The 10 Best Michael Keaton Performances George Lucas Says Studios "Don't Have Any Imagination And Don't Have Any Talent" George Lucas Says Studios "Don't Have Any Imagination And Don't Have Any Talent" Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 7 ‘Friendless Child’ Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 7 ‘Friendless Child’ Watch: Spoiler-ific Local News Report On 'Batman v. Superman' That Caused WB To Lauch A Lawsuit Watch: Spoiler-ific Local News Report On 'Batman v. Superman' That Caused WB To Lauch A Lawsuit Watch: Baz Luhrmann's Chanel No. 5 Short Film "The One That I Want" Starring Gisele Bündchen Watch: Baz Luhrmann's Chanel No. 5 Short Film "The One That I Want" Starring Gisele Bündchen Christopher Nolan Says 'Interstellar' Is About "What It Means To Be A Dad”; Plus Check Out New Pics Christopher Nolan Says 'Interstellar' Is About "What It Means To Be A Dad”; Plus Check Out New Pics Paul Schrader, Nicolas Winding Refn & Nicolas Cage Campaign Against Their Film 'Dying Of The Light' Paul Schrader, Nicolas Winding Refn & Nicolas Cage Campaign Against Their Film 'Dying Of The Light' WTF: Horror Hit 'Annabelle' Yanked From French Theaters Due To Rioting WTF: Horror Hit 'Annabelle' Yanked From French Theaters Due To Rioting Gone Girls And Gone Boys: 11 Films That Dissect Marriage Gone Girls And Gone Boys: 11 Films That Dissect Marriage Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes

David Gordon Green Says He Wants To Remake 'Prince Avalanche' As An Aussie Action Film Called 'Hit The Road Jack'

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 7, 2013 at 3:59PM

While David Gordon Green's "Prince Avalanche" -- one of the best films of 2013 so far -- may have emerged as a surprise, it appears he's not finished with his remake of the little known Icelandic film "Either Way." His picture, which stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, centering around the relationship between two city workers spending the summer in solitude working on the roadways of a county highway ravaged by wildfire, is one that he wants to tackle again. And again. And again. Back in January, he told us he wants to remake it three more times (seriously), including a version in Australia. And recently in the country to promote the film, he spilled a few more details on what his ideas are for that particular do-over.
2
david gordon green

While David Gordon Green's "Prince Avalanche" -- one of the best films of 2013 so far -- may have emerged as a surprise, it appears he's not finished with his remake of the little known Icelandic film "Either Way." His picture, which stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, centering around the relationship between two city workers spending the summer in solitude working on the roadways of a county highway ravaged by wildfire, is one that he wants to tackle again. And again. And again. Back in January, he told us he wants to remake it three more times (seriously), including a version in Australia. And recently in the country to promote the film, he spilled a few more details on what his ideas are for that particular do-over.

"I want to remake 'Prince Avalanche' in Australia with two aggressive ex-prisoners working on the side of the road, but it’s not a comedy," he told SBS. "It’s called 'Hit the Road Jack' and is more of an action movie where they beat the crap out of each other. It’s more of an aggressive masculine thing because Australia is where all the men live. Men have disappeared across the planet except in Australia."

As for why he wants to undergo what seems like a James Franco-ian exercise in tackling the material again, it's from a desire to let new settings take the basic premise and reshape it in interesting ways.  "I would like to do the Bollywood musical version and any version that anyone wanted to make," he told us at Sundance. "My assistant director on this movie, Atilla [Salih Yücer], he's Turkish and he wants to remake it in Turkey. And then you just personalize it for the culture, the territory, wherever the terrain is and make it. To franchise it would be amazing."

A franchise of a low key indie movie? Seems just crazy enough to work, and pretty cool too. Green isn't sure if he would direct them all, or pass along the reins to other filmmakers, but he's dead serious the idea. And you know, we'd kinda like to see it happen. But first comes "Prince Avalanche," which arrives on August 9th.

This article is related to: David Gordon Green, Prince Avalanche, Hit The Road Jack


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates