Man, Sharlto Copley seems determined to take the world by force. First he blew us away with his surprisingly nuanced portrayal of Wickus in the outstanding District 9, next he’s playing Murdock in The A-Team (OK, they can’t all be winners. Dude’s gotta eat, I say), and now he’s nearing the completion of his first directorial film, Spoon. Incidentally, I love the title. I’m a big fan of strange, cryptic titles.
Anyway, the film stars the blind Dutch samurai himself, Rutger Hauer (!) and a bunch of actors that I’ve never heard of. You gotta love Rutger Hauer, man. For every crapulent SyFy flick he does, he’s also got things like roles in Batman Begins. The dude is ubiquitous. He’ll outlive us all, the bastard. Anyway, the synopsis goeth thusly:
A thriller with supernatural overtones about a man with a medical condition that causes him to black out during moments of extreme stress and leads him to make a remarkable discovery about himself.
Interesting. I’m really hoping it’s good, because everything I’ve seen about Copley leads me to think he’s a pretty cool guy (not to mention that he’s a fellow countryman of mine). Here’s the very brief, very teaser-ish trailer: