You might have noticed a lack of Nicolas Cage on our 20 Worst Films Of 2016 list, and it’s not like he didn’t have contenders (“Army Of One,” “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage,” “Dog Eat Dog“). However, especially these days, Nicolas Cage movies exist on their own planet, which makes it hard to judge them against everything else — and so it goes with upcoming “Arsenal.”
Co-starring Adrian Grenier and John Cusack, the movie sees Cage sporting a bonkers wig and a big chain, and playing a bad guy who comes between two devoted brothers. It looks pretty gloriously awful. Here’s the official synopsis:
A powerful action thriller, ARSENAL tells the intertwining stories of the Lindel brothers, Mikey (Johnathon Schaech) and JP (Adrian Grenier), who had only each other to rely on growing up. As adults, JP found success as the owner of a construction company, while Mikey became a small-time mobster, mired in a life of petty crime.
When Mikey is kidnapped and held for a ransom by ruthless crime boss Eddie King (Nicolas Cage), JP turns to the brothers’ old pal Sal (John Cusack), a plain clothes detective for help. In order to rescue his brother, JP must risk everything and unleash his vengeance against King’s relentless army of gangsters.
“Arsenal” opens in theaters and lands On Demand on January 6, 2017.