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Paul Verhoeven has a phantasm orgasm

10.14.2010
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It's been a while since subversive filmmaker Paul Verhoeven gave us a real gratuitous genre gem like ROBOCOP, TOTAL RECALL or STARSHIP TROOPERS.

With his latest project ETERNAL, it sounds like he's getting back into some BASIC INSTINCT or SHOWGIRLS type of kink, but with a spooky twist. The supernatural thriller about a spicy specter is based on a pitch by David Loughery, who gave us the ghostless psycho sex of OBSESSED.

According to Deadline, in ETERNAL "a married recovering alcoholic helps a woman threatening to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. They end up in bed, and in a torrid sexual affair. When he gets home, he’s confronted by his wife and a private investigator, with photos spread across a table. He thinks he’s busted, but the photos that should have shown him in the clinches with his mistress instead show him alone, drinking alcohol. He initially questions his own sanity, but progressively figures out that this temptress is a ghost who is after his soul."

Verhoeven toyed with similar transparent transgression in HOLLOW MAN, but his last film was the excellent war drama BLACK BOOK. He's been attached to numerous projects in the past few years, including a THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR sequel, the 19th century Russian thriller THE WINTER QUEEN, and something about psychic Muslims.

Extra Tidbit: Verhoeven recently described ROBOCOP as "a Christ story" and "the American Jesus". Gotta admit I never thought of it that way...
Source: Deadline

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5:46AM on 10/17/2010
I think it sounds like a great idea.
I think it sounds like a great idea.
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6:13PM on 10/15/2010
Paul Verhoeven is awesome. Sign me up !
Paul Verhoeven is awesome. Sign me up !
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5:35PM on 10/15/2010
I'd buy that for a dollar.
I'd buy that for a dollar.
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10:58AM on 10/15/2010
Wow. Actually sounds good. Wasn't getting my hopes up when Showgirls was mentioned. Nice pic !
Wow. Actually sounds good. Wasn't getting my hopes up when Showgirls was mentioned. Nice pic !
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7:50AM on 10/15/2010
Sounds great. Can't wait.
Sounds great. Can't wait.
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7:26AM on 10/15/2010
Succubus FTW!
Succubus FTW!
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5:20AM on 10/15/2010

Verhoeven is the man

I know I can't wait for a new Paul Verhoeven film
I know I can't wait for a new Paul Verhoeven film
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3:58AM on 10/15/2010

Looking Forward to This

Black Book could have been better. He should have reteamed with Rutger Hauer for the lead role. I also wish Bob Weinstein had made an action cut of it for us dumb Americans.
Black Book could have been better. He should have reteamed with Rutger Hauer for the lead role. I also wish Bob Weinstein had made an action cut of it for us dumb Americans.
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