Tuesday, May 6, 2008
BRUCK, BAY, & COKE
Two of my favorite collaborators, Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay (THE ROCK, BAD BOYS 1 & 2), are apparently in negotiations with HBO to produce a mini-series based on Billy Corben's kick-ass documentary COCAINE COWBOYS, which revolved around the early drug running efforts of the Colombian cartels in Miami during the early '80's. No word on whether or not Bay would direct any of the episodes, and no writer has been attached yet to the project.
It's weird not to have a summer movie season with an entry from Bay or Bruckheimer, but this year, that's the deal. Bruckheimer has three projects set for release in 2009; the CG-kid flick G-FORCE, the rom-com SHOPAHOLIC with Isla Fisher, and the epic action-adventure THE PRINCE OF PERSIA: SANDS OF TIME, which sounds like JB's attempt to milk the fantasy genre for a few more bucks. Bay is currently in production on TRANSFORMERS 2, which hits theaters next summer.