HOLLYWOOD – One of the best post-apocalyptic Science Fiction films starring Rutger Hauer and Joan Chen ever made in 1989, Salute of the Jugger (AKA The Blood of Heroes) is to get a remake.

Bradley Cooper will play Sallow, the veteran player of The Game, leading his band of players through a post-apocalyptic wasteland, stopping briefly to play their violent game, known as The Game. Amy Adams is set to star as the plucky Kidda, a peasant girl who joins Sallow’s team, as they head for the Underground City where they will challenge the villainous League in open competition. David Webb Peoples – who wrote and directed the original – is on board as a producer and Rutger Hauer has agreed to a cameo. Whit Stillman has been tapped to direct and told the Studio Exec exclusively:

I’m used to doing more talky things with people talking, rich people generally, sometimes dislikeable, sometimes… You know, okay-ish. Whereas here I’m dealing with an apocalyptic wasteland where the only entertainment is a game where a one armed man must spike the skull of a dead dog and everyone else is breaking faces willy nilly. So I’m in my comfort zone.

Salute of the Jugger will be released in 2017.


AMSTERDAM – Greetings, Rutger Hauer here. You might remember me from such films as Blind Justice and The Salute of the Jugger.

As well as an eccentrically mannered character actor, I am also a collector of amazing facts and, in my many journeys, I think it is fair to say, I have seen things you people wouldn’t believe:

  1. More people speak Swedish in China than in Sweden. The Chinese have been learning Swedish for years, but now with the incredible popularity of Nordic noir, the Chinese chattering classes are falling over themselves to enjoy their favorite authors in the original language and because there are simply so many Chinese people in China, then whatever they do becomes the superlative that wins statistically.
  2. Tears don’t actually get lost in rain. You can trace them with a spectrometer quite easily.
  3. People who like the music of James Last give off a sour smell like a four day dead mouse. 
  4. In Switzerland private car ownership is banned and everyone has to borrow their cars from a neighboring country.
  5. The whale is the only animal in the natural world to be able to count up to seventeen.