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 Mickey Rourke 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.


MIAMI – The Wrestler and Rumble Fish actor Mickey Rourke was rushed to hospital last night after his face fell off.

The actor was at a Miami Beach restaurant I Love Sushi when fellow diners noticed his face slipping.

An eyewitness told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:

It was the weirdest thing I ever saw. He had finished his noodle soup with green peppers and was starting on his sushi, when suddenly Steve Guttenberg, who was eating opposite him, said ‘Mickey, Mickey your eyes!’

A shocked Guttenberg spoke on the phone:

 Where his eyes were there were these lumps of skin and his nose had just gone all squishy. At first I didn’t know what was happening and then – like an avalanche of tired old flesh – it just all went schlupp and landed in his sushi platter. Mickey didn’t seem to be in any pain. He just looked at me and smiled that crooked little smile of his and then called for a towel. It was typical Mickey. Only he would choose a sushi restaurant in Miami Beach.

Rourke reportedly toweled off the sticky mixture of gore and fixing paste to reveal his shocking new face, which looks remarkably similar to how he looked in 1988. A spokesperson for Rourke commented:

There is no need for panic this happens about every twenty years to Mickey. He sheds his skin you know. Like a snake. Or xenomorph. Mickey is in no pain and is in fact delighted. He’s sure that now he will get some different roles and won’t have to demean himself with that Whiplash bullshit he had to do in Iron Man 2.

Mickey Rourke will be appearing in Diner 2: McDonald’s in 2019.