Alejandro Jodorowsky Gets Funding for Dream Project 'Abel Cain'

October 27, 2009
Source: Quiet Earth

The Sons of El Topo

Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky is a diverse artist with an eclectic background that includes being a scholar, playwright, composer, actor, comic book writer, historian and psychotherapist. The man is a chameleon. In May it was announced that Jodorowsky was going to work with acclaimed director David Lynch on King Shot which was described as a "metaphysical spaghetti western." Though he hasn't exactly been relevant in contemporary filmmaking over the past two decades, it looks like his work with Lynch has paid off as Quiet Earth reports that he now has the funding needed to make his dream project Abel Cain.

Jodorowsky calls the film "the sons of El Topo" (see above), a nod to his 1970 revisionist western El Topo. The story follows Abel and Cain who, upon the death of their mother, embark on a journey to bury her holy body next to their father's grave on a forbidden paradise island. But the island's treasures attract numerous kidnappers with different plans. While I'm not entirely familiar with his work, I do know that Jodorowsky is considered a groundbreaking filmmaker who, at his best, was worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as such visionary, abstract filmmakers as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luis Bunuel and Federico Fellini. Impressive.

Producers Arcadiy Golubovich and Olga Mirimskaya, along with the help of Parallel Films are pushing the film along through pre-production, and I'm sure Jodorowsky couldn't be happier. We'll keep an eye on this one, if anything, out of sheer morbid curiosity, as well as Jodorowsky's other upcoming project King Shot.

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  • AlecVonDoh
    This is the greatest news to ever be released in the history of news.
  • What he said.
  • Florian
    agreed. Jodorowsky is miles ahead of anyone else ever.
  • jouls
    if ur not familiar w/ his work, rent holy mountain. as in this week.
  • shadow
    Holy crap this guy did Holy MOuntain? Now I'm interested
  • The movie guy
    Santa Sangra is a masterpeice
  • thasaltshaker
    Holy Mountain's ending will blow your mind. Make sure to take some LSD for the full eye opening effect.
  • Godius333
    HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!! JODOROWSKY IS BACK!!!!!!!!! IS LIKE A WET DREAM COME TRUE!!!!!!!!! one of my all times favorites: santa sangra, fando y lis, angeles y querubines, el topo, la montaƱa sagrada, el ladron del arcoiris; all of them masterpieces!!!!!! hell yeah!!!!!!! go jodorowsky!!!!!!!!!
  • russianseatbungholes
    You might want to get your hands off your wankers, fellas. This won't happen.
  • Rachel Replicant
    jodorowsky is a bad ass!!! with all this talking of a DUNE remake...makes me wonder why they dont go to him and look at all the work he put together for HIS vision of Dune in the 70's that never happened!!!!!!




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