Remember Val Kilmer? He doesn't quite look like that header picture anymore, but that's how I'm choosing to remember him. And I'm not going to make fun of his more recent photos; let's just hope he's taking better care of himself these days, especially since he's going to hit the big screen again. In fact, according to IMDB his slate's pretty full. Is it just me who hasn't noticed him since Kiss Kiss Bang Bang? The only bits of news the past several years have been either political or derision over his ever-changing changing looks, so it's actually heartening to see him taking on a role with a noteworthy filmmaker. And speaking of missing persons, where the hell has Francis Ford Coppola been hiding? Did anyone catch his last film, Tetro? Seems like the time is ripe for a double-comeback though I think Coppola already earned a lifetime pass.
Deadline is reporting that the two are working on horror/thriller, Twixt Now And Sunrise, based on a short story Coppola penned himself. The director reportedly sought out Kilmer for the role of a horror novelist and the two have already begun filming. The only other details at the moment are in the form of Kilmer's costars: legendary actor, Bruce Dern (currently starring in HBO's "Big Love") and Elle Fanning (Super 8, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).
There's a lot of potential in this collaboration. It would be great to see Kilmer pick up his jowls and dust them off, show us a little bit of the old Iceman cockiness and the solid acting of Tombstone and The Doors. Anything would be better than the Top Gun 2 rumors - I mean, who the hell would want to be Tom Cruise's "wingman" now?