Spoon (I) (2011)
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In fact, he already has! A trailer for "Spoon" has surfaced online, a supernatural thriller starring Rutger Hauer and written/directed/produced by Copley. A debut trailer is now up online too, thanks to Twitch.
Anyway, the film stars the blind Dutch samurai himself, Rutger Hauer (!) and a bunch of actors that I've never heard of. You gotta love Rutger Hauer, man. For every crapulent SyFy flick he does, he's also got things like roles in Batman Begins. The dude is ubiquitous. He'll outlive us all, the bastard. Anyway, the synopsis goeth thusly:
A thriller with supernatural overtones about a man with a medical condition that causes him to black out during moments of
Read more on Teaser for Spoon, a film by Sharlto Copley…
The movie is described on IMDb as about "a man with a medical condition that causes him to black out during moments of extreme stress and leads him to make a remarkable discovery about himself," which is frankly enough of
Starring in the film are Darren Boyd, in the lead as Daniel Spoon and Rutger Hauer playing his father Victo. Official website for the film is here.
South African actor Sharlto Copley (now semi-recognized for his performance in last year’s District 9 (review)) didn’t always want to be a movie star; he actually started his career as a producer with aspirations of directing and here’s his first effort. Spoon stars Hauer as Victor Spoon and Darren Boyd (familiar to me from his appearances in the great Canadian show “ReGenesis” though others may recognize him from his regular appearances on a number of British shows) as Daniel Spoon, a man with a medical condition which causes him to black when under extreme stress. When he sets off to figure out what's happening to him, he makes a "remarkable discovery about himself.
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