34 years after working together on the genre-defining incest action film RoboCop and more than two decades after their last project together, Airship Army, manager Paul Verhoeven and screenwriter Edward Neumeier are preparing to work on something new again. Verhoeven and Neumeier are moving forward with Young criminals, a political thriller considered “an innovative version” of films such as Basic instincts and Deadly attraction.
In a recent interview with Productor flim, the duo commented on what they were trying to do with the new story. Neumeier decided to talk about the plot, what will happen and reveal Young criminals female-led:
“Young criminals is a political thriller set in Washington, D.C. Our heroine, a young employee working for a powerful Senator, is caught up in a web of international intrigue and danger. economy, and of course a little sex. […] We consulted with a former intelligence officer, Ron Marks, who was trying to keep us informed about Capitol Hill and the spy business, but the irony always seemed to come up. when Paul and I work together, so I hope our new adventure will have a lighthearted tone. ”
On the other hand, Verhoeven shared his expectations for the script and said that he wanted to innovate, but not in the way that the audience expected:
“I really think what Neumeier and I, at the moment, want to do with this script, Young criminals, will be a creative version of movies like Deadly attraction and Basic instincts. And it won’t add all kinds of digital elements. As little as possible. […] But this will be more explosive and more open to a large audience.”
Open-mindedness is almost a general rule for Verhoeven’s projects, which often shock audiences when it comes to social topics, either through satire or outright criticism. RoboCop has become a cult classic because of the way it depicts power and how capitalism creates a complete society. And the Dutch director continues to push the envelope; his latest movie, Benedetta, tells the story of a nun who shakes up religious society when she begins a romantic relationship with another nun in 18th-century Italy. It was chosen as one of the best films of the year. 2021 by National Board of Review.
Young criminals No release date or further production details yet.
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