story by Andrzej Zulawski, written by Peter
Cohn. Produced by Jerry
Jakubowicz (Masters Of The Universe post-production
supervisor & Sweepers editor), with John
Rodsett and Joseph
trainer) co-producing. Production company: Abba Entertainment. To be shot
in Thailand or Philipines.
project started out at Cannon in 1987-88 with Menahem Golan wanting
to produce Andrzej Zulawsk (who came up with the concept and
story) like he had produced Jean-Luc Godard and John Cassavetes. Golan hired young writer Peter Cohn to write the screenplay
with Zulawski and flew him to Paris (where the director lived with his then wife Sophie Marceau).
When Cannon got troubled, the project
went to the defunct company Abba Entertainment, who attached Dolph Lundgren and announced/pre-sold it at the 1990 AFM and Cannes film markets. Lundgren said that the story was really interesting
but the producer (Jerry Kutner) had financial problems.
will move on with Le Tigre (in French in the text), a
production which secret is jaleously kept"
from Cine-News, # 24, May 1990
Lundgren's projects include the already mythical and unlikely
Tigre, which upcoming directing was confirmed by Zulawski
himself and created a sensation in Cannes!" from Cine-News,
#25, July 1990 (translated from French)
is about your film project with Zulawski? -It was a project
all that is serious, but there was production matters, I regret
because I 'd like to work with him. I met him in Paris, his story
was really very interesting. It isn't forgot, it will happen
maybe." Dolph Lundgren in Cine-News, #28, January1991
(translated from French)
adventure in the vietnamese jungle, Le Tigre was to be
directed by an ace of filmmaking, Andrzej Zulawski (...) but
soon got down in limbos." from Seven Sept Magazine
("The Peacekeeper" issue), n°1,
September 1999 (translated from French)
KUTNER and ALAIN JAKUBOWICZ present an ABBA ENTERTAINMENT production
"LE TIGRE" starring DOLPH LUNDGREN produced by JERRY
KUTNER and ALAIN JAKUBOWICZ co-produced by JOHN RODSET and JOSEPH
POMA directed by ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI screenplay by PETER COHN
© 1990 Abba Entertainment
Too bad, Dolph working with an authentic European author would
have been great!