1991’s Bad Lieutenant is notorious in New York film circles as one of the tawdriest movies ever made, so the prospect of a polished Hollywood remake is enough to get our interest up. And since it’s the brainchild of German New Cinema vet Werner Herzog—who’s been on quite a roll lately—we’re more than a little excited.
The trailer just landed, and the best news is the brilliant and inexplicably bankable Nicolas Cage. He’s at his best when he’s at his craziest, so the chance to play a drug-addled, rapidly disintegrating cop is something he can really sink his teeth into. He’s in full Pacino-mode for just about the whole trailer, and the hallucinated iguanas in the trailer suggest nobody’s playing this one for subtlety.
At the very least, it’ll tide us over until National Treasure 3.