Hollywood icon and Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage will soon take on the action movie trifecta, Ninjas, Ghosts and Samurais in the upcoming cinematic oddity Prisoners of the haunted land, which has now been confirmed to hit theaters, Digital HD and VOD platforms on September 17, 2021. The action-horror film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has been described as “a Bonkers, Neon Drenched Post-Apocalyptic Southwestern.”
Prisoners of the haunted land is set in the treacherous border town of Samurai Town (because where else could it be?) where a ruthless bank robber named Hero, played by Nicolas Cage, is released from prison by wealthy warlord The Governor, whose adopted granddaughter Bernice is missing. The governor offers the prisoner his freedom in exchange for retrieving the runaway. To escape the nightmarish world, Hero must break the evil curse that controls the mysterious Ghostland. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within three days, the bandit sets out on a journey to find the young woman – and his own path to redemption. Honestly, Prisoners of the haunted land sounds, and without being hyperbolic, like the greatest movie experience of all time.
With Sofia Boutella, Bill Moseley, Ed Skrein, Young Dais and Tak Sakaguchi alongside Cage, Prisoners of the haunted land is directed by Sion Sono from a script by Aaron Hendry and Reza Sixo Safai.
Cage has previously praised the script, describing it as “unlike anything I’ve ever read before}. It might be the wildest movie I’ve ever made, and that’s saying something. It’s out there.” Quite a claim given Cage’s eclectic back catalog. “I’m wearing a tight-fitting black leather jumpsuit with grenades attached to different parts of the body, and if I don’t rescue the governor’s daughter from this state border where they’re all ghosts and bring her back, they’ll blow me up,” Cage continued. “It’s just crazy. It’s way out there.”
Director Sion Sono has since reflected on Cage’s comments, revealing that he would be more than happy with Prisoners of the haunted land to bear the title of craziest Nic Cage movie. “I’d rather leave that question to the public,” Sono said. “However, I know that Nicolas Cage has made a lot of great works and some of the works are also crazy. If the public thinks this is the wildest movie he’s ever made, the craziest movie he’s ever made, then I would. be very happy to hear that.”
next Prisoners of the haunted landCage has several wild-sounding projects in the offing, including: The unbearable weight of enormous talent, in which the actor plays a fictional, creatively unfulfilled version of himself who, despite financial ruin, accepts a $1 million offer to attend a superfan’s birthday. Cage is currently receiving critical acclaim for his terrifying performance in Pig, in which Cage is found a truffle hunter living alone in the Oregon wilderness who must return to his Portland past in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.
So again, the public won’t have long to wait to return to the grandeur of Prisoners of the haunted land, with the film now slated for release on September 17, 2021 from RLJE Films. This is from Bloody Disgusting.
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