After garnering legitimate acting praise for the critically acclaimed Pig recently, Nicolas Cage is going back to full-on Mandy-style insanity with Prisoners of the Ghostland. Described by Cage himself as the “Wildes movie I’ve ever made”, Prisoners of the Ghostland is directed by Japanese director Sion Sono, who previously directed movies like Why Don’t You Play in Hell? and Love Exposure, and it follows Cage as Hero, a notorious criminal who is tasked by The Mayor (Bill Moseley) to enter “The Ghostland” and bring back his grandaughter Bernice (Sofia Boutella). To make sure Hero stays on task, he’s fitted into a suit full of explosives and given a five-day time limit. If Hero can’t find and bring back Bernice in five days, he’ll blow up. The Ghostland is a nightmarish apocalypse full of insane characters and locations, all cursed by some sort of supernatural evil. The movie co-stars Ed Skrein, Nick Cassavetes and Tak Sakaguchi. Most of the critics who saw it at Sundance earlier this year said it lives up to the hype about its insanity and seems like it’s destined to become a cult Cage classic. The movie is out in theaters, On Demand and Digital on September 17th and you can check out the trailer below.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.