It's been a while since we've gotten a new film from Brian De Palma, and it's frankly been an even longer time since we've gotten a great film from the New Jersey native. He hasn't put out a film since 2012's underwhelming Passion, though 2002's Femme Fatale was his last greatfilm, so there's a lot riding on his next film, Domino.
The only problem with the film is that it is apparently being disowned by the director himself. In an interview with Cinémathèque last year, De Palma said of the working conditions on location in Denmark, “I never experienced such a horrible movie set.A large part of our team has not even been paid yet by the Danish producers. The film is finished and ready to go out, but I have no idea what its future will hold, it is currently in the hands of the producers. This was my first experience in Denmark and most likely my last.”
Apparently De Palma's cut of the film ran close to two and a half hours, but the version being marketed and released next month runs only 89 minutes. It's unclear whether De Palma himself supervised these cuts or if it's a result of those nefarious Danish producers he mentioned earlier meddling with the movie.
Domino, which has no relation to the 2005 Tony Scott film of the same name, hits On Demand and select theaters on May 31.