Geoffrey Macnab reports for The UK’s Screen Daily that Alex Cox has finished writing the screenplay and is looking for studio backing for Repo Chick, a return to his iconic cult film Repo Man which mixed post-apocalyptic science fiction with early-‘80s LA flavored punk angst and served it up with Cox’s unique brand of deadpan humor.
The new film will have a female lead and will feature unnamed cast members from the original, but not Emilio Estevez or Harry Dean Stanton. You have to figure Cox favorites Sy Richardson and Del Zamora will be along for the ride.
I enjoyed Cox’s most recent film, the as yet unreleased Searchers 2.0, to a point but I’m skeptical about this one. It’s not that the world isn’t ripe for satire with a snotty punk smirk. I’m just not sure if Cox can recapture that Repo Man magic. It was a miraculous combination of elements (particularly the punk soundtrack) unique to its time and place and it might prove difficult to recreate.
Repo Man Trailer