Harmony Korine and James Franco teaming up for new film about gang fights

Joshua Brunsting

March 1st, 2011

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Another day, another bit of James Franco news.

This story, however, may be the best yet.

According to the New York Post, Franco is set to collaborate with none other than Harmony Korine; yes, that Harmony Korine, on a new video art project, capturing street gangs in the midst of fights. Apparently the film will feature gangs fighting with real knives, with a source saying that “the production team is panicked that they’ll end up with blood, injuries and potentially dead bodies on set.”

Sounding really similar to his long talked about film, FIGHT HARM (originally positioned to follow up GUMMO), this seems to be that project taken to its logical extent. HARM simply found Korine picking fights with random people while magician David Blaine filmed it, and ultimately fell apart allegedly due to Korine’s wife wanting him to never show the film (he stated he only had 17 minutes of real violence), so it appears as though this will be taking its place.

Now, while this sounds absolutely bonkers, it remains to be seen as to where this leaves his supposed next film, TWINKLE TWINKLE, starring Marlon Wayans. TWINKLE would follow a hitman dressed as a dollar bill, so it’s safe to say that that is a film that’s been getting quite a bit of buzz. Personally, I don’t care what his next film is, but as long as we get one, I’ll be happy. Both of these films, however, sound absolutely amazing. 

What do you think?

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