LE TIGRE (Andrzej Zulawski, 1990) (unproduced)

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Re: LE TIGRE (Andrzej Zulawski, 1990) (unproduced)

Postby Jox on 30 Jul 2016, 17:33

LE TIGRE quoted in the recent book on Zulawski by Jérôme Estais, Andrzej Zulawski, sur le fil (LettMotif editions)
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Re: LE TIGRE (Andrzej Zulawski, 1990) (unproduced)

Postby Jox on 14 Oct 2016, 20:15

Mentioned by Dolph in an interview from the Sitges festival:
Por desgracia, Lundgren nunca llegó a trabajar con Zulawski, con el que iba a rodar la frustrada 'Le tigre' a principios de los 90: "Se situaba en los 50, en la Guerra de Vietnam. Era una especie de aventura sobre una mujer enamorada de un tigre".

http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/ ... ll-5503835
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Re: LE TIGRE (Andrzej Zulawski, 1990) (unproduced)

Postby Jox on 15 Feb 2018, 22:09

A MUST-READ and detailed article on the genesis of LE TIGRE by Zulawski's scholar, friend and collaborator Daniel Bird who had never heard of the project before I personally told him about it, which even sparked new interest of the director to work on the script again more than 20 years later! 8)

Żuławski’s Tiger: The Art-House Action-Adventure That Never Was
http://culture.pl/en/article/zulawskis- ... -never-was

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EDIT:
I realise the article is just missing more about this part:

Cannon wasn't involved for long, they first signed with Zulawski in 1988 (with no script yet) as part of their prestigious directors they wanted to get like Godard, Zeffirelli, Konchalovski etc; so they didn't mean it as a cheap action flick, the script was penned in the following months but nothing happened since they were getting deeper and deeper into trouble...

Then it was a new company, ABBA Entertainment, that picked up the script and revived it in late 1989 / early 1990, attaching Dolph to star in it because he was a hot bankable name in pre-sales back then and they pre-sold territories for $7 million total which was pretty much the budget (to shoot in Thailand or the Philippines).

It made a big deal at the film markets like AFM and Cannes, and scheduled to start lensing a few months later in the summer... but one of their projects filming (a non-erotic film with Tracy Lords) got shut down in the middle of production because one of the partners (Jerry Kutner) was arrested for embezzlement, and that was it... :(

I read a draft of the script and it was crazy (APOCALYPSE NOW meets MOBY DICK meets MEN OF WAR with a white tiger, opium and shamanism)...

I never stopped dreaming about this since I heard about it in a French action film magazine ("Impact") back then (that's when I thought Dolph deserved to be in more than action films)...
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