Slashfilm reports Alex Cox’s script of the follow-up to his 1984 classic Repo Man is set to begin shooting next month with David Lynch producing. Sure, subtract 100 points for even making a sequel, but add 50 points apiece for the inclusion of Lynch and Cox – then add 20 optimistic points for the below premise.
Alex Cox’s Repo Man sequel Repo Chick is finally going into production next month (January 2009). Production Weekly reports that David Lynch is producing the project.
The original 1984 film told the story of Otto, a newly hired repossession man who goes in search for a mysterious Malibu carrying a high value package which was taken from a government lab and has strange effects on anyone who views it.
Cox has previously said that the follow-up will “unfold against the background of the credit crunch and the subprime mortgage crisis in the US, where repossessions of homes, cars and other forms of property is at a new high. ‘The repo business has expanded to everything from boats, houses, aeroplanes, small nations…children”
Looks like good news so far from here. For reasons that will become obvious, art and media concerning Depression 2.0 is a special concern of mine, but beyond that, I have a musical question. Score-wise, I have to wonder who will fulfill the role of the noir-surf soundtrack now that the Plugz have broken up. Hmmmm. Hmmmmmmmmmm. *starts pestering people*
“Do you like music? In that case, you gonna love this.”