The guys over at Latino Review have an exclusive stating that Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Duhamel (Transformers) have a new project in early production, entitled Sympathy for the Devil. Latino Review got their news from IM Global Octane.
Sympathy for the Devil has not even been green-lit at this point. There's still the business of selling off international theatrical and DVD rights in order to get funding for the project. But a director has already been locked down in the form of Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans) and a script is already in place.
So what's the project about? Well, Latino Review has kindly provided a synopsis for the project even though it's still in the early stages:
Caught in the no-man’s land between Saturday night sin and Sunday morning redemption, Louisiana lawman Harlan Stark (Josh Duhamel) finds that his intervention into a spectacular crime –the bold attempt to assassinate a charismatic preacher --soon escalates into a cosmic confrontation between Heaven and Hell, where angels are warriors as dangerous as demons. Harlan and his loyal partner Jesse (Samuel L. Jackson) stand at the fulcrum between vengeful good and devious evil, with neither side showing anything like mercy.
Harlan must find the courage to break the cycle, and reject fanatical revenge –yet he too finds himself transformed. Outrageous, violent and subversive, this new adventure in horror from the director of Remember the Titans is sure to be controversial. SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL blends the seductive sensuality of Angel Heart, the genre-bending audacity of Pulp Fiction and the relentless intensity of The Omen when all hell breaks loose in New Orleans and the sacred becomes as deadly as the profane.
Wow, that's a fairly in-depth synopsis for a project that's not even officially green-lit yet. To me it sounds like a cross between Constantine and the upcoming film Legion. That sound right to you? The synopsis mentioning films like Angel Heart, Pulp Fiction and The Omen sets the bar high right off the bat and I don't suspect Sympathy for the Devil will meet that level.
Nonetheless, the inclusion of Jackson has my interest piqued (not that there's anything wrong with Duhamel except for being an odd pairing with Jackson) and the synopsis certainly sounds pretty out there. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this one.
Do you like the sound of Sympathy for the Devil?
More on this project as news comes out.
Source: Latino Review