Nic Cage has described his next movie as "the wildest thing" he's ever made
If Nic Cage thinks it's crazy, then we are genuinely concerned it might drive any and all viewers insane.
Nicolas Kim Coppola aka Nic Cage has won an Oscar for Best Actor (Leaving Las Vegas), and has been nominated another time for the same award (Adaptation).
You'd sometimes forget that, considering the amount of terrible, terribly terrible, truly not-good-at-all awfulness that he has been associated with.
Looking at his IMDb page, you'd be forgiven if you hadn't heard of the majority of some of his recent projects:
Nope, not a clue what any of those are.
That being said, there does seem to be a SLIGHT course-correction of late, with the amazing voice work he provided for both Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (review here) and Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, plus his bonkers horror Mandy is one of the best movies of the whole year.
However, the project he has lined up next... well, it probably won't win him any Oscars, but it could be the cherry on top of a career of absolutely zany character choices.
Prisoners of the Ghostland might sound like a title to a poetic drama about dealing with emotions, but in this case, the title is all-too-literal.
Cage had the following to say to Screen Anarchy about the movie:
"It’s unlike anything I’ve ever read before. It might be the wildest movie I’ve ever made, and that’s saying something.
"It’s out there. I wear a skintight black leather jumpsuit with grenades attached to different body parts, and if I don’t rescue the governor’s daughter from this state line where they’re all ghosts and bring her back they’re gonna blow me up.
"It’s just crazy. It’s way out there."
There is no release date yet for Prisoners of the Ghostland, but at the moment it is between that and Crawl for Best Movie of 2019.
What a time to be alive.