*Note: This was a special April Fools Article
Respected thespian and director, Dolph Lundgren, has finally put into motion the wheels of his dream project: a remake of Orson Welles’s 1941 film classic, ‘Citizen Kane.’ Lundgren, whose roles include Warchild in ‘Bridge of Dragons,’ Ivan Drago in ‘Rocky IV’ and He-Man in ‘Masters of the Universe,’ will be adapting what many consider to be the best American film made and sees this as a highly personal project. When asked about the daunting task of taking on such a mammoth project, Lundgren shrugged it off and said, “It’s the best American film so far. My goal is to take the themes and update them into a context for this generation.” Pressed for additional details, Lundgren noted that the idea of isolation is still very much a part of the film and that he’s going to reinterpret that idea by having Xanadu, Kane’s mansion, be a space ship.
“Space is very isolating, I would imagine. It only makes sense to put the film out in the vast expanse of outer space. And instead of running a newspaper, Kane’ll be a rogue cop who wants to bust up an illegal space drug trafficking cartel, possibly out of revenge for killing is space partner, Rosebud.” Lundgren added with a coy smile, “But perhaps I’ve said too much.”
Lundgren is still looking for financing for the film, but hopes to have all the necessary pieces in place in time to begin filming in late 2008. When asked about the casting rumor of Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lundgren neither confirmed nor denied his one-time costar of the film ‘Universal Soldier’ had a part in the upcoming ‘Kane.’
“I’m not going to talk about casting until it’s time. But yeah, I’d love to work with JC again.”
Lundgren is currently set to work on the film ‘Command Performance,’ which he is directing and co-wrote, about a drummer for an opening band who’s giving a concert for the Russian premier. Bad guys attack the concert and the drummer, who is an ex-marine, has to step up and save the day.