I’m becoming quite a fan of the Patrick Lussier/Todd Farmer relationship. The more I think about what they achieved with My Bloody Valentine 3D, the more I think their next collaboration, Drive Angry 3D, is gonna be a blast beyond words. This morning a new interview with producer Michael De Luca was posted that goes into more details on what we’ll see in the Nicolas Cage starrer.
The story centers on a man (Cage) driven by rage who is chasing the people who killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby. The vendetta/rescue spins out of control as the chase gets bloodier by the mile, leaving bodies strewn along the highway.
“It’s hyper pulpy. It’s kind of like hyper-pulp, just kind of blood drenched, heavy, heavy car chase action that if you’re a fan of early Shane Black scripts,” De Luca tells Collider, referring to films like Lethal Weapon. “If you’re a fan of from the 70’s ‘Two Lane Blacktop’ or ‘Vanishing Point’ and you’re a fan of ‘Dust `Til Dawn’ or ‘Sin City’, this kind of like glorious exhiltation of pulp movie-making. It aspires to be in that cannon, so that’s my torch way of describing why I’m excited by it because I like all those things. And ‘Drive Angry’ to me had a blend of things I liked about ‘Two Lane Blacktop’ and ‘Duel’ and ‘Vanishing Point’ and things I loved about ‘Dust ’til Dawn’ and things I loved about ‘Sin City’. And where we’re not as opulent as some of those films, we’re trying to be of that spirit.”
In terms of violence, De Luca explains that it will be “a hard-R” and will feature “Car parts and body parts flying at you in 3-D.”
Summit Entertainment has slated the pic for release on February 11, 2011.