Nicolas Cage is no stranger to odd films. While the Academy Award-winning actor still makes time for the occasional film about cops, robbers, or whatever action movie trope is next, Cage is perhaps best known for his more unique film choices. In 2018 alone, he starred in “Mom and Dad,” “Teen Titans GO! To The Movies,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and of course, “Mandy.” The latter of which is maybe his most insane film to date. But yet, according to the actor, the weirdest film is yet to come in 2019 with “Prisoners of the Ghostland.”
Speaking at the 3rd International Film Festival and Awards Macao, where he was giving a masterclass, Cage opened up about his upcoming film and why he thinks it’s the “wildest” movie he’s ever made.
Here’s how Cage described the film (via Screen Anarchy):
“I’m thrilled about it! 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.”
That’s high praise from Cage, who in 2018 has starred as an axe-wielding maniac hellbent on revenge, a hard-boiled noir superhero, a murderous parent out to kill his children, and a truck driver who finds out his girlfriend’s daughter is possessed by the soul of his ex-wife. Yes, that last one is real and the premise for his film, “Between Worlds.”
“Prisoners of the Ghostland” comes from Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono. If you’re not familiar with Sono’s work, you’re missing out. The esteemed director might very well be the perfect Cage collaborator. Sono’s previous films include “Suicide Club,” “Love Exposure,” “Why Don’t You Play in Hell?” and “Antiporno.”
“Prisoners of the Ghostland” is set to be released sometime in 2019. Plan accordingly.