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Total Recall's Paul Verhoeven back with a new project about psychic muslims

08.23.2010

Paul Verhoeven has been off the radar for so long now, you might not even recognize his name, but the director of ROBOCOP, TOTAL RECALL and STARSHIP TROOPERS is back with a new project, and it sounds like a trip.

Verhoeven revealed on a Dutch TV show Zomergasten that he was working with writer Gerard Soeteman to adapt the novel THE HIDDEN FORCE by Dutch novelist Louis Couperus. What's it all about? Uhh...

“[The movie is about] rebellion against colonial rule, the emergence of fundamentalist Islam, the behavior between people, adultery and psychic powers. It is a story about things that we do not understand but it does happen.”

Uh, is there a relationship between Islam, adultery and psychic powers? I guess so, and it appears Verhoeven thinks it's a relationship worth tackling. If any big Dutch literature fans are out there, feel free to chime in with your thoughts about this project.

Extra Tidbit: Verhoeven has been dormant for years, but his 2006 Dutch film BLACK BOOK comes highly recommended.

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6:40AM on 08/24/2010

YES

I'm from holland and I saw the show last sunday when he revealed that he will be making this movie.. I'm just really glad he's doing something again.. the man is 72! And he's made some great film.. Robocop, Total Recall, Hollow Man, Starship Troopers, Basic Instinct, Showgirls(yes!), Black Book etc

GIVE IT UP FOR PAUL VERHOEVEN!!
I'm from holland and I saw the show last sunday when he revealed that he will be making this movie.. I'm just really glad he's doing something again.. the man is 72! And he's made some great film.. Robocop, Total Recall, Hollow Man, Starship Troopers, Basic Instinct, Showgirls(yes!), Black Book etc

GIVE IT UP FOR PAUL VERHOEVEN!!
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6:37AM on 08/24/2010

YES

I'm from holland and I saw the show last sunday when he revealed that he will be making this movie.. I'm just really glad he's doing something again.. the man is 72! And he's made some great film.. Robocop, Total Recall, Hollow Man, Starship Troopers, Basic Instinct, Showgirls(yes!), Black Book etc

GIVE IT UP FOR PAUL VERHOEVEN!!
I'm from holland and I saw the show last sunday when he revealed that he will be making this movie.. I'm just really glad he's doing something again.. the man is 72! And he's made some great film.. Robocop, Total Recall, Hollow Man, Starship Troopers, Basic Instinct, Showgirls(yes!), Black Book etc

GIVE IT UP FOR PAUL VERHOEVEN!!
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12:00PM on 08/24/2010
+1 for being from Holland.
+1 for being from Holland.
6:09PM on 08/23/2010
I will see anything made by this guy.Black Book was a excellent film and i love what he gave us in the 80s and 90s.
I will see anything made by this guy.Black Book was a excellent film and i love what he gave us in the 80s and 90s.
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4:20PM on 08/23/2010
So... they're like Scanners, only they don't take their ephemerol with pork?
So... they're like Scanners, only they don't take their ephemerol with pork?
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6:39AM on 08/24/2010
LOL
LOL
3:14PM on 08/23/2010
Now there's a headline you don't see every day.
Now there's a headline you don't see every day.
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3:09PM on 08/23/2010
Black Book is a taut, exciting World War Two thriller with excellent performances. Oh, and a really hot chick gets her muff out.
Black Book is a taut, exciting World War Two thriller with excellent performances. Oh, and a really hot chick gets her muff out.
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3:08PM on 08/23/2010

VerWHOven?

Does anyone really care if this guy ever directs again in his life?
Does anyone really care if this guy ever directs again in his life?
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5:27PM on 08/23/2010
No, surely not with all those great, iconic directors we´re looking up to nowadays (Rattner, Bay, Wiseman & Co.). Well, ignorance got to be a blessing!
No, surely not with all those great, iconic directors we´re looking up to nowadays (Rattner, Bay, Wiseman & Co.). Well, ignorance got to be a blessing!
6:42AM on 08/24/2010
Shut it.
Shut it.
2:57PM on 08/23/2010
Another Dutch artist for fundamentalist assholes to go after. Still, his track record speaks for itself.
Another Dutch artist for fundamentalist assholes to go after. Still, his track record speaks for itself.
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2:32PM on 08/23/2010
Verhoeven is one of my favorite directors. But this...??
Verhoeven is one of my favorite directors. But this...??
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