For some reason, IMDb doesn’t list “Nicolas Cage movies” as its own genre, though you can still access the full range of “Nicolas Cage movies” by visiting the actor’s IMDb page proper, though we’ll continue pushing for the special genre designation the man’s career—the man’s livelihood!—deserves. (The Family Man can come, too.)
The next great “Nicolas Cage movie” in the works is Exit 147, which will reteam Cage with his Leaving Las Vegas director Mike Figgis (pure pleasure already). In the film, “Cage will star as a cop with a warped sense of justice.” (Oh, that’s the good stuff.)
The new thriller sounds a bit like Crash—but with that trademark Cage spin—as it “intertwines various characters and narratives, including Cage’s policeman, a woman escaping her abusive partner, a man that Cage arrests—who all get embroiled in a series of sadistic mind games.” Is this movie Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans meets Crash? Because that sounds like peak Cage in a way that we all very much deserve to see.
Although Cage is leading the cast, Figgis appears to be quite excited about both his leading man and the ensemble aspect of the story, telling Variety, “This is the kind of story that turns up once in a blue moon. It is the perfect vehicle for Nicolas and I am excited to be back in business with this great actor. I love this combination of dark and scary balanced with edgy humor,” who then also said it was “dream project for a small ensemble of actors.”
This is a dream project for a lot of us, Mike.
The film was written by Travis Milloy and is set to start shooting in January.