OUR WORST FEAR COMES TRUE: FRED DURST FINDING A SECOND LIFE IN THE ONLY INDUSTRY EVEN MORE CORRUPT THAN MUSIC
Maybe I have even more rage towards the film industry than I do the music industry because I actually work in the film biz (And you ask: “But Axl, don’t you make millions writing for MetalSucks and other fine websites?” Alas, a dude’s gotta eat, and a double degree in film and English literature ain’t good for much these days). Of course, since the gods seem to be playing a game of “Can you top this?” with my entire meager existence, industry trade paper Variety (and Idolator and Reuters) reports that Fred Durst (whose debut as a feature film director, The Education of Charlie Banks, is apparently not the unwatchable train wreck I assumed/hoped/prayed it would be) is in negotiations to direct an inspirational sports drama entitled The Comeback, to star… Ice Cube. WHY OH WHY WON’T DURST JUST GO THE FUCK AWAY?!?!
Maybe I should give Durst the benefit of the doubt, since I haven’t so much as read a script for this project… but since, as an actor, Ice Cube is best know for the immortal line of dialogue “DEYS SNAKES OUT THERE THIS BIG?!” I somehow doubt that this will, in any way, shape, or form, be worth the film it’s developed on (or DV or whatever). Still, it’s little surprising to see Durst reaching back out to the people who love him best: lowest common denominator jocks from middle America who still think guys like Ice Cube are kewl.
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