Deadline reports that Nicolas Cage has signed on to star in Mandy, an action-thriller set in 1983 where this dude, Red Miller, hunts a religious cult for revenge (I assume for the death of someone named Mandy). It apparently also takes place in the woods.
So I am totally in already. But what really sets this apart is that Mandy will be directed by Beyond the Black Rainbow’s Panos Cosmatos.
I’m not even a huge Beyond fan, but I do admire how weird the film is. And more than anything, I am excited to see what this guy does with a woodsy Nicolas Cage action thriller. I highly doubt it’ll be just another late-period Nicolas Cage film. And check out this quote from SpecreVision Head of Development Daniel Noah, who is helping produce the film:
“Nicolas Cage is a veritable god to those of us who grew up watching his classic performances. Bringing these two together for this surrealist, heavy-metal-soaked story of battle axes and demon bikers is unfathomably exciting to us.”
Oh man, yes please. I can’t wait to see this.