George Sluizer

In other Phoenix sibling news: Check out River (RIP) in DARK BLOOD

In other Phoenix sibling news: Check out River (RIP) in DARK BLOOD

When I watched that trailer for THE MASTER I thought, “You make a movie with the Phoenix you have, not the Phoenix you want” (just kidding, Joaquin…you’re great). And then, lo and behold, /Film has a little story on the effort to finish DARK BLOOD, the film River Phoenix was working on when he died of a drug overdose back in 1993. Now, as a child of the 80s, I’ve always held onto fond memories of the eldest Phoenix kid (I mean, Joaquin was just that moody masturbator in PARENTHOOD…and wasn’t his name Leaf, anyway?). So it was exciting to see Dutch director George Sluizer (THE VANISHING) trot out his DARK BLOOD footage and talk about paying tribute to River: