The last film of River Phoenix will release in 2012

This Halloween it will have been 18-years since River Phoenix died of a drug overdose in front of The Viper Club. In the short amount of time that the actor had on this Earth he proved to be an extraordinary talent at such a young age. I still wonder where his career would have led him.

The last movie anyone saw Phoenix in was THE THING CALLED LOVE. The film is by no means a cinematic masterpiece but it's one that I really enjoy. Now it looks like we will be seeing Phoenix on-screen again. Dutch director George Sluizer will be finishing DARK BLOOD, a film the actor was shooting when he passed away that Halloween night in 1993.

After Phoenix died, Sluizer hid the original footage, thinking that it would be destroyed. The director has re-edited the footage and will need to make a few tweaks before releasing it--- like voice overs. Since Sluizer has stayed in-touch with the Phoenix family over the years he plans on asking River's brother, Joaquin to give him some help. The director said this of the similar vocals, “The voices of both brothers are very much alike."

The plot of the film involves, "Phoenix playing a hermit living in the desert on a nuclear testing site as he waits for the end of the world. When a Hollywood jet-set couple (played by Judy Davis and Jonathan Pryce) arrives to find shelter, he begins a troubled relationship with the wife."

Dutch-based production house Eyeworks will help Sluizer finish the film. Copyright claims might cause the title of the film to change.

Source: THR



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