Please allow me to introduce this report from Latino Review that Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Duhamel are attached to star in Sympathy for the Devil, with Boaz Yakin of Remember the Titans fame set to direct. The film, which reportedly awaits the sale of international and DVD rights to go forward, would feature Jackson and Duhamel as policemen who are caught in the middle of an apocalyptic battle between heaven and hell.
Jackson is at his best when he has plenty of scenery to chew, and Sympathy sounds like it will have an abundant supply. Duhamel has never been partaken in a particularly stellar project, but at the very least we can agree he was certainly not the worst part of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Likewise, Yakin has yet to prove himself and nothing on his resume hints at the ability to direct such a pulpy film, but based on Jackson alone this one could be a lot of fun if it eventually makes its way to theaters.
For the full plot synopsis, hit the jump.
Here’s the full plot synopsis:
Caught in the no-man’s land between Saturday night sin and Sunday morning redemption, Louisiana lawman Harlan Stark (Josh Duhamel) finds that his intervention into a spectacular crime -the bold attempt to assassinate a charismatic preacher –soon escalates into a cosmic confrontation between Heaven and Hell, where angels are warriorsas dangerous as demons. Harlan and his loyal partner Jesse (Samuel L. Jackson)stand at the fulcrum between vengeful good and devious evil, with neither side showing anything like mercy. Harlan must find the courage to break the cycle, and reject fanatical revenge -yet he too finds himself transformed. Outrageous, violent and subversive, this new adventure in horrorfrom the director of Remember the Titans is sure to be controversial. SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL blends the seductive sensuality of Angel Heart, the genre-bending audacity of Pulp Fiction and the relentless intensity of The Omen when all hell breaks loose in New Orleans and the sacred becomes as deadly as the profane.