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After a 19 Year Wait, Here's the Trailer to River Phoenix's Last Movie

River Phoenix passed away with three weeks left to shoot Dark Blood, an indie feature set to be the runaway hit of 1993. Production came to a standstill after his death, but now, nearly 20 years later, director George Sluizer and editor Michiel Reichwein have decided to finish and release the film with the help of a little crowdsourcing.


Here's the film's synopsis:

Dealing with nuclear testing and its long-lasting deadly effects, the story portrays Boy, a young widower living in the desert at a nuclear testing site. Living as a hermit, he waits for the end of the world carving Katchina dolls that he believes have magical powers. While traveling on a "second" honeymoon across the Arizona desert, the car of the Hollywood jet-set couple (Pryce & Davis) breaks down. They are rescued by Boy, who holds them prisoners because he desires the woman and wants to create a better world with her.


The plot, coupled with the tragedy of River Phoenix's premature passing, promises what I'm sure to be a lighthearted romp.

[The Daily What]

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Slightly off topic, I started watching Raising Hope this year as I like the cast. After watching several episodes I started looking at the actor's tags on tumblr. Most posts of Martha Plimptons were speculations on her and River's relationship.

I just found it weird and more than a little creepy. It's bad enough speculating on famous people's personal lives, but the kind of mythologizing that happens is freaky.