You can call Samuel L. Jackson a lot of things (I prefer to call him Bad Motherfucker), but the one thing you can't say about the man is that he's lazy. In his 38 year career, the man has appeared in 90 films (that averages to a little less than two and a half films every year since 1972). On top of that, his IMDB page lists 14 films in development through 2012, not counting all of the movies included in the nine picture deal he made with Marvel Studios. So what could one more hurt?
Jackson and Josh Duhamel have both signed on to star in Sympathy for the Devil, according to Latino Review. Directed by Boaz Yakin (Remember The Titans) the film has nothing to do with the Rolling Stones song, rather it is about two Louisiana police officers who, after stopping the assassination of a preacher, find themselves in the middle of an epic battle between heaven and hell. Oh, and just a reminder, folks: Legion opens this week and Constantine can be found at your local DVD store.
Look, I get it. A war between heaven and hell would provide a great base for incredible special effects and could be an epic event if put into the hands of a visionary director. That is not what we have here - this movie is being made by the same guy who directed Uptown Girls and wrote Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. Add that to the fact that it's has been done before (and not well, I might add) and I can't help but have low expectations. If Yakin does happen to read this article, I do ask one thing: please don't pull a Francis Lawrence and fill Hell with a bunch of broken down cars. It just doesn't make any fucking sense.
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