Crazy new Bad Lieutenant trailer

See Nic Cage’s lawman go nuts

A seemingly unofficial promotional trailer for Werner Herzog’s take on Bad Lieutenant, starring Nic Cage, has leaked online and you can see it below.

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans is apparently not designed as a remake – Herzog claims he’s never seen Abel Ferrara’s sleaze-tastic original and that this is “a completely independent autonomous story.”

Which rather begs the question as to why call it Bad Lieutenant?

Still, it follows Cage’s corrupt, whacked out police detective as he tries to protect a young murder witness while overdoing it with pain medication and generally creeping out everyone around him.

Except perhaps Eva Mendes, the girl he falls for when he helps her out of a dodgy, abusive relationship. But then, he also accepts sexual favours as bribes…

We can’t say we’re convinced by the trailer, which doesn’t do the movie many favours. But take a look and decide for yourself…


    • BenCh

      May 28th 2009, 9:50

      Cage's hair is distracting

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    • chuffster

      May 28th 2009, 11:19

      What's with the music?Plays more like a black comedy.

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    • timisstupid

      May 28th 2009, 11:33

      nicolas cage is s**t. enough said.

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    • EthanRunt

      May 28th 2009, 13:59

      "Woo, yeah, another dark comedy like Observe & Report, lots of silly punchlines, crazy situations and random stereotype characters, can't wait, love things like this and Crank 2" Is this what they're going for?

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    • NickyC

      May 28th 2009, 15:05

      Looks like a comedy to me too! Why doesn't Nicolas Cage just shave his hair like Bruce Willis? Everyone knows he's losing it.

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    • agentblackacid

      May 28th 2009, 21:13

      There's just no need for this really... if they dropped the name then fine, but wtf? Cage continually sinks from low to lower, it's hard to believe he started out as such a promising actor.

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    • MadMatt

      May 28th 2009, 22:34

      For some reason they love the look of this at AICN. Looks absolutely nothing like Bad Lieutenant, tonally or otherwise, so I'd agree that the first half of the title seems pointless...

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