Everyone’s favorite movie star, Robert Downey Jr. has launched his production company First Showing tells us. The Warner Bros. based production company known as Team Downey was founded by Downey Jr. and his wife Susan Downey. Although brand new, the company already has a project in the form of Yucatan.
Yucatan is a heist film that is the brainchild of legendary late actor, Steve McQueen (not the Hunger director). The film has been kicking around for a while now and with the help of Team Downey, it will finally start to be put into motion. Check out some info on the film below via /Film:
When Steve McQueen died 26 years ago, he left behind two custom-made trunks containing 16 leather-bound notebooks full of drawings, period photographs, a detailed script continuity containing over 1,700 pages of hand-typed/written material by McQueen. This was the remains of his lost vanity project titled Yucatan, a blueprint for a movie written entirely without dialogue, in a “hyper-stylized poetry.”
According to the New York Times, the story followed “an archaeologist from the Museum of London who enlists a renegade Navy diver, who works for the oil companies and races motorcycles on the shores of the Mojave, in a plan to explore the cenotes, caves in the Yucatan jungle that reveal underground lakes. Here, a millennium before, Mayan priests sacrificed virgins covered in gold and precious jewels, a fortune rumored to still adorn their skeletons at the bottom of these sacred wells.”
Another interesting fact coming out of this story is that apparently Downey Jr. is looking for a directing role. That’s right, Robert wants to give the director’s chair a shot.
I think this is good news for Hollywood. Robert Downey Jr. is one of the most talented actors working today in Hollywood and I’ll support almost any project he is working on.
What do you think? Looking forward to Team Downey productions?
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming […]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
Genre film fans are likely familiar with writer Alex Garland‘s output over the last decade and a half. He made his name with a splash when his novel was adapted into the backpacking adventure thriller The Beach in 2000 and struck again with screenplay for 28 Days Later which some credit as the fire that helped reignite […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support […]
Latest posts from The Film Stage