Wesley Snipes and Abel Ferrera Will Play a Game of Death
by Ethan Anderton
October 7, 2009
Wesley Snipes might be the only actor to make the jump from vampire hunting to tax evasion. While Snipes has certainly had his fair share of great performances, his spotlight gradually faded. Let's face it, an actor has a real problem when there's an entire section on his Wikipedia page dedicated to "legal problems." But everyone loves a comeback, and Snipes is attempting to make the leap from straight-to-DVD releases back to theatrically released films as Variety reports he's teaming with director Abel Ferrera (who last worked with Snipes on the 1990 cult film King of New York) for the action-thriller Game of Death.
This particular game follows "a politician's bodyguard [Snipes] who must fend off five of the world's top assassins." Sounds like it would be more successful as a video game, but it'll probably have lots of good action. The script is the first to be produced from writer James Agnew and is currently shooting in Detroit.
Hopefully Wesley Snipes won't turn out to be box office poison for this flick, but the only success he's had in the past decade has been because of the Blade series which unfortunately (in my opinion) fizzled out with the third installment. The 90's were definitely Snipes' Golden Age as he had some great roles in films like White Men Can't Jump, U.S. Marshals and even some non-sensical action fun in Demolition Man. We'll see what he can bring to the table with this film. Personally, I just want to see him kill Robert Pattinson and the rest of those emo-sissy Twilight vampires (see this photo). Anyone in for a Wesley Snipes comeback?