HOLLYWOOD - Acclaimed actor and director Clint Eastwood announced today that he will direct four more Iwo Jima films this year. Eastwood noted that he exhausted all of his fact-based material about the site of one of World War II's crucial battles in his two Iwo Jima releases of 2006, Flags of our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima. "I used everything I had," Eastwood said. "There's nothing left."
Eastwood explained that he will resort to original story ideas for his next four films. One of them will be a buddy-cop film starring Jackie Chan and an as-yet unidentified black comedian. "These two, who are like oil and water, come to the island shortly after the big battle to investigate missing food rations," Eastwood explained. "There will be all sorts of high-jinks about dysentery, racism and so forth. It'll be hilarious."
Another of Eastwood's films will be called Nightmare on Bonsai Street. All that Eastwood would say about that one is this: "Freddy Krueger comes to the island, and mayhem ensues" shortly thereafter. "We're in negotiations to have Godzilla make a surprise cameo at the end of the film, to vanquish Krueger and so forth, but we've not been able to reach terms with [the Japanese company that owns the rights]," Eastwood said.
As for the other two Iwo Jima films, Eastwood said, "I suspect we'll be making those up as we go."