What’s left to say about Nicolas Cage? Absolutely nothing. The man has now gone beyond definition. But I’m okay with that, as a world without Nicolas Cage movie news is a world I don’t want to live in anymore. So what does Mr. Gone in 60 Seconds have lined up for us this week? Well, we have a poster for his oddly chosen Left Behind movie and news of a new movie which sounds like every other Nic Cage movie.
First things first, let’s talk about Left Behind. Following in the footsteps of acting great Kirk Cameron, Cage has decided to try and bring the Left Behind brand to a wider audience, although, his audience isn’t that big anymore…ZING. But maybe everyone who bought the Left Behind books (65 million copies sold) will come out and support this effort. Today we have a promo poster for the movie. Looks intriguing, but what’s really sad is Cage’s name above the title alongside Ashley Tisdale and Chad Michael Murray…ouch. Hopefully Cage gets that all to himself when the official poster is released.
Next we have his new movie, called Tokarev, this little engine that could will begin shooting soon for a planned November 11th 2013 release. Cage will play a reformed criminal whose daughter is kidnapped by the Russian mob. Cage of course will exact justice upon those who have done him wrong. Kinda sounds like the plot to every other recent Cage movie right? Maybe Tokarev, when released, will see more than a couple hundred theatres and more than a $1,000 per screen average. Maybe we should all band together and return Nic Cage to A list status by going to see this movie when it comes out. It’s the least we can do for a man who has brought us such pleasure with everything he sinks his teeth into.
No word yet on when Left Behind will be released (sometime in 2014 though), but I honestly can’t wait to see what that and Tokarev have in store for us.