Guy Maddin on Keyhole: Fantasy Film Podcast

I Spy With My Little Eye... Regrets of the Past: Jason Patric tries to exorcise his sins in KEYHOLE.
I Spy With My Little Eye... Regrets of the Past: Jason Patric tries to exorcise his sins in KEYHOLE.

This gangster is haunted, literally. KEYHOLE begins with an inversion — a group of criminals have to fight their way past a police barricade into a house — and only gets stranger from there. Turns out their boss Ulysses Pick (Jason Patric), isn’t after any kind of swag, but an exorcism of the past. The house is his own, riddled with ghosts, and Pick — with a willing mystic and an unwilling kidnap victim in tow — seeks to contact these remnants of a shaded, violent past, including his wife (Isabella Rossellini), possibly to banish them forever.
KEYHOLE is another stylish, enigmatic examination of the human soul by the Canadian master of such, Guy Maddin. Shot (mostly) in black and white, with a noirish tone, a script co-written by Maddin and frequent collaborator George Toles, and key performances by Udo Kier and KIDS IN THE HALL’s Kevin McDonald, the film’s a strange and poetic examination of how the sins of the past can linger forever, and what it might cost to revisit them.
Maddin’s one of my favorite interviews, and I’m glad to finally get him on the podcast. Click on the player to hear our conversation.


Jason Patric, Lucy Punch cast in 'Powers'

jason-patricAccording to Deadline, Jason Patric (SLEEPERS, THE LOSERS) has been cast as the male lead in POWERS, a TV pilot for FX based on the comic book by by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.
Patrick will be playing Christian Walker, a formerly super-powered police detective in a world in which superhumans are fairly common. He joins co-star Lucy Punch (HOT FUZZ, BAD TEACHER) as Homicide detective Deena Pligrim. They’re assigned to cases believed to invovle metahumans, known as “powers”.

Lucy Punch in THE CLASS
Lucy Punch in THE CLASS

Their boss is Captain Cross, played by the previously announced Charles S. Dutton (ALIEN 3, THRESHOLD).
The TV Movie/pilot was written by Charles H. Eglee (DARK ANGEL, THE WALKING DEAD) and will be  directed by Michael Dinner (the BIONIC WOMAN reboot).  
Shooting  is expected to begin in Chicago mid-summer by  Sony Pictures Television and FX Productions.