October 20th, 2011
10:24 AM ET
Actor River Phoenix passed away during the filming of “Dark Blood” in 1993, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, the film may be finished after all these years.
The 23-year-old star of "My Own Private Idaho" and "Running on Empty” died of a drug overdose outside L.A. club The Viper Room on Halloween night, leaving his drama “Dark Blood” unfinished. He’d been shooting the movie the day he died.
Dutch director George Sluizer says after much editing of the footage he’s kept hidden for 18 years, he should have a final cut of the film ready next year.
With some re-working and a potential title change (due to copyright issues), Sluizer is hoping voice-overs from River’s brother Joaquin Phoenix will finish “Dark Blood.”
“The voices of both brothers are very much alike,” the director told THR.
The film follows a widowed hermit (Phoenix) who encounters a Hollywood couple (played by Judy Davis and Jonathan Pryce) stranded in the Arizona desert.
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