) that his next movie will star an actual robot “who will be trained in different acting methods and techniques.” Even better, the director is hoping the robot will get SAG recognition. Even better still, it’s not a science-fiction movie, but rather a sequel to an Iranian-American culture-clash romantic comedy.
will be the sequel to
, a movie starring Val Kilmer that got a lot of attention for being the first film co-production between the U.S. and Iran. The film, which hasn’t been released yet domestically, is about a newlywed couple whose diametrically opposed fathers have to come together to help them through a complicated pregnancy. If the robot is going to play the baby in the sequel, well, let’s remember
got Oscar nominations with a similar substitution.
For Kaye, this is yet another unusual wrinkle in a strange career. An award-winning music video director, most recently for Johnny Cash’s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down,” he’s best known for directing
American History X
, which he famously tried to get his name removed from. He followed that film with the extremely graphic abortion documentary
Lake of Fire
, and replaced Samuel Bayer on the troubled production of