HOLLYWOOD – Mickey Rourke revived hopes last night that the long gestating sequel to his 1983 hit movie Rumble Fish would finally see the light of day. The Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man star has recently been in talks with Francis Ford Coppola who is reeling from the horror of making a Val Kilmer movie.
“I’ll do anything, you know, whatever. After all, I can’t sink any lower,” Coppola said.
Rourke has been wanting to revisit the Motor Cycle Boy for years, but any idea of a follow up was hampered by the fact that Motor Boy died at the end of Rumble Fish (Oh, spoiler alert I suppose). “I like the character so we thought about him having a missing twin or being like a ghost, but then I called Francis and I said, ‘Hey! what if he’s like younger and it’s the prequel?’ I heard Francis grunt and I took that as a ‘yes.'”
The new prequel Rumble Fishes will tell the story of what Motor Cycle Boy did in California, before Rusty James fought Biff Wilcox.
You’ll have to play a significantly younger man.
So how will you… I mean you look quite different.
I don’t know what you mean. I’m an actor. I’ll act younger. Was I a wrestler? No, but I acted like a wrestler. Was I a private eye in Angel Heart? No, but I acted like a private eye. For Barfly, was I a complete fuck up who wasted his talent? Well OK, for that one it was a little different.
Rumble Fishes is due to start filming in December.