Taking time out from shooting Greek gods epic “Immortals”, Mickey Rourke talked to The Orlando Sentinel about his upcoming projects and revealed a few new ones along the way.
Rourke says Walter Hill’s “St. Vincent” is “not gonna happen”. Tony Scott’s German crime thriller remake “Potsdamer Platz” however is happening, as is a potential Hell’s Angels movie with Scott.
Most interesting though is a biopic of Mongol warlord Genghis Khan which famed filmmaker John Milius (“Conan the Barbarian,” “Red Dawn”) penned and will direct.
Rourke says “I read his script and you know, the man is known for his tough writing. He wrote Conan and Dirty Harry and Apocalypse Now, and it’ll be interesting to see how he works behind the camera. John wrote as a piece told from the son and grandson’s point of view, how they saw this mythic figure from their family. You see him in flashbacks, back when he was in his mid-40s. And back then, being in your mid-40s was being REALLY old.”
The production itself sounds like an adventure. “It’ll be a fascinating experience, maybe shooting in parts of India, they tell me, and China. I’ve never worked in either of those countries, so that’ll be new. Historically, if you read about the guy, he was a mystery. There’s a lot of myths surrounding him, but also some true stories. Milius went through that in prepping this, so he’ll be a fascinating character to play” says Rourke.