Van Sant Considers Resurrecting Warhol Movie
Film maker Gus Van Sant is hoping to resurrect a movie about legendary artist Andy Warhol - fifteen years after River Phoenix's death forced him to scrap it.
Van Sant wanted Phoenix to play the pop art pioneer at a young age, and began to explore movie options.
However, the tragic young actor's death from a drug overdose in 1993 derailed his plans.
But Van Sant is open to reviving them.
He tells Interview magazine, "I was all set to do the Warhol movie at one time - I even had a financing party.
"River (Phoenix) kind of looked like Andy in his younger days. But that project never really went forward. Maybe I'll go back to it one day."