One of my favorite movies of all time is 1984's Repo Man. It's one of the great late-night adventures, following a grizzled Harry Dean Stanton and his apprentice, Emilio Estevez, around a lunatic Los Angeles as they repossess cars and try to hit big bounty for a '64 Chevy Malibu which may or may not contain the remains of extraterrestials. It had a great soundtrack inspired by punk rock, and even featured appearances by the Circle Jerks. (The director Alan Cox's next film was Sid and Nancy, based on the life and death of Sid Vicious and his girlfriend.) Cameo roles feature Jimmy Buffett and Michael Nesmith, among others.
There have been rumors of a sequel for a while, and now it looks like they're real! A trailer for Repo Chick has hit the street, written and directed by the same guy. Here it be:
Sadly, the trailer looks far less inspired than the original flick. The apprentice role seems to be a Paris Hilton knock-off, learning the repo trade in the midst of the current economic melt-down. And instead of aliens, we have some odd terrorist group trying to force the U.S. government to close golf courses, ban golf, and go vegan. A member of Chumbawamba is supposedly putting in a cameo appearance.
Could be a total dog, or maybe it'll be another piece of brilliant weirdness. Who knows? But I can't wait to find out.