Huston is, of course, his usual smiling self. Seeing his lips always curled into a smile, you have to wonder if his cheeks are always hurting... Anyhow, after a brief discussion of the insidiousness of the number 23 (Huston co-stars with Carrey and Madsen in that upcoming thriller), they get to his stint as Marlow -- a "pre-Ice Age vampire" who finds humans to be insignificant food. If the thought of Josh Hartnett heading the picture scares you more than the idea of a month of darkness while being attacked by vampires, you may take comfort in the fact that Huston has nothing but praise for the film. He describes it as very well-written, visually stunning, shrewd and conceptually smart.
Huston told IESB: "I just loved trying to justify these incredibly evil actions -- and make them make sense to me." It will be interesting to see how he pulls it off. He brought depth to Nick Cave's Arthur Burns, adding a smirk to the devilishness of the outlaw, but only time will tell if the 'sense' he makes of the character leads it to camp or creep.