The first of these two films was apparently so bad, it even got booed during Charlie’s 2011 “Violent Torpedo of Truth Tour.”
The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “When loud booing cut the film short, Sheen said, “‘OK, so RPG’s a bomb. Whatever. Tonight is an experiment.'”
…But what he really wants to do is direct
Charlie has written and directed over 200 Super-8 films in his 22 years, with pals like Sean and Chris Penn, Rob and Chad Lowe, and older brother Emilio Estevez in the lead roles.
RPG II is a sequel to one of Charlie’s earlier efforts (only it’s on 35mm). Clint Howard (you know, the kid from Gentle Ben who has bit parts in all his brother Ron’s movies) and Johnny Depp star in roles they created for RPG in which they blow up a Fotomat when their pictures aren’t ready on time.
By the way, RPG stands for rocket-propelled grenades. In the sequel, the object of their ire (and fire) is a lifeguard played by He-Man Dolph Lundgren.
According to Charlie’s publicist, RPG II won’t be making any major theater rounds, though it will be released on cable.
Meanwhile, Charlie’s finishing up work on Eight Men Out, a baseball flick for Orion.