Finally, it looks like Killing Pablo, Mark Bowden’s (Blackhawk Down) book about the US governmennt’s hunt for Pablo Escobar, will be coming to the big screen. Joe Carnahan (Smokin’ Aces) is on to direct, Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) will play Pablo, and Christian Bale will play a Delta Force commander tracking him. Which sounds a lot better than the first time I saw this, when it was called Clear and Present Danger.
I wish Christian Bale were tracking me. He’s the guy I would have sex with, if you, like, put a gun to my head and absolutely forced me to have sex with a man, or promised to buy me some Funions or something.
It’s hard not to think that Killing Pablo getting fasttracked after five years in development has a lot to do with Medellín, the fictional movie Vincent Chase makes in Entourage with the same subject. It’s like even when Hollywood gets something right, it’s for all the wrong reasons, like my uncle who killed that tranny.