In "Dark Blood," Phoenix plays a widower named Boy, who waits for the apocalypse to come from the nuclear testing site not far from his desert backyard, and ultimately takes a Hollywood couple (played by Jonathan Pryce and Judy Davis) hostage when their car breaks down. The film also co-stars Karen Black in a small role.
After Phoenix's death, Sluizer returned to the Netherlands and brought the unfinished film with him, fearful that the footage would be destroyed if not kept hidden. THR first broke the news in 2011 that Sluizer would be revisiting and completing "Dark Blood," and that it would be financed by the Netherland Film Fund, as well as Cinecrowd (sort of a Dutch Kickstarter).
It remains to be seen if the film will be palatable for other festivals or North American distributors.