New life for ‘Killshot’ and ‘The Informers’

Is it just a coincidence that, within days of Mickey Rourke’s winning a Golden Globe for his perfomance in The Wrestler, two other movies featuring the actor seem to have renewed life?

Killshot, based on Elmore Leonard’s book of the same title, starring Rourke and Diane Lane, was rescheduled so often that at least one commentator felt it might never be released. Now that a new trailer has appeared on the Web, it seems the January 23rd release date is solid.

The New York Times reports that another Rourke movie, The Informers, based on the Bret Easton Ellis’s book of linked short stories, which began production in 2007, will be shown at Sundance Film Festival next week. IMdb gives a May 1 release date. The movie tie-in edition is scheduled for Feb. 1.

By the way, The Informers is not to be confused with The Informant, quite a different movie, based on quite a different book (a true crime title about an international price-fixing scandal). It is scheduled for release in September.

Further good news for Rourke, Variety reports that the actor is in final talks to play the villain in Iron Man 2

Yet more proof that it’s not over until it’s over.

JAN 23, 2009

Movie Title: Killshot

Director: John Madden
Starring: Diane Lane, Thomas Jane, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Mickey Rourke

Based on: Killshot (1989) by Elmore Leonard

Tie-in Edition:

Leonard, Elmore 

  • Mass Market Paperback: $7.99; 416 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (March 25, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0061563862
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061563867


MAY 1, 2009

Movie title: The Informers
Director: Gregor Jordan

Based on: The Informers (1994), by Bret Easton Ellis

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Winona Ryder, Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger


The Informers
Ellis,  Bret Easton

  • Paperback: $13.95; 240 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; Mti edition (February 24, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0307473325
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307473325

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