Nicolas Cage Signs On To 3D Action Movie


Nicolas Cage has signed on to star in Drive Angry, a revenge movie directed by Patrick Lussier. Cage will star as a man chasing down the people who killed his wife and daughter, with the violence escalating with each death. I know it sounds ridiculous, and that’s because it probably will be ridiculous. It sounds a bit like Mad Max, Death Race 2000, and Rolling Vengeance rolled into one. That’s right, Rolling Vengeance, look it up. It’s great 80’s cheese. And intentionally cheesy is exactly how this is going to have to be for it to be bearable.

Now, I would like to think since Patrick Lussier, director of this year’s campfest My Bloody Valentine, is at the helm, it should be cheesy fun. Who knows, perhaps even another full monty performance by Betsy Rue is in store.  However, since it will star Nicolas Cage, I imagine the movie trying to take itself too seriously, or at least Mr. Cage will. If anyone does drop $14 to see Drive Angry, and Nicolas Cage ends up acting like he’s Brando, then Drive Angry is exactly what a lot of people will be doing when they leave the theater.

But seriously, as long as we can get some gore with a side of nudity to go along with our 3D glasses, Drive Angry should be watchable. Right?

David is a native Californian now living in North Texas, where he attends college. David was introduced to movies at way too young of an age, and has been engrossed, obsessed, and desensitized ever since. He enjoys writing and watching movies, and after covering the 38th USA Film Festival in Dallas for "Park Cities Magazine", he figured combining the two might be a good idea. He generally uses the "5 Movies You Would Want With You on a Desert Island" question as a way to start conversations with women. However, since his are Ghostbusters, The Godfather Part II, There Will Be Blood, The Big Lebowski, and Bullitt, the conversations never really go very far. He's still hoping for the day that he meets the woman who would take Bullitt to the island.

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