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Nicolas Cage Fights Cowboys And Samurais In Trailer For What He Says Is His 'Wildest Movie Ever'

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Nicolas Cage Fights Cowboys And Samurais In Trailer For What He Says Is His 'Wildest Movie Ever'

Never underestimate Nicolas Cage. Hot off the heels of this year's critically-acclaimed Pig, the veteran actor returns to his roots in the suitably bonkers Prisoners of the Ghostland.

The movie is a post-apocalyptic Samurai-Western and Cage himself is quoted in the trailer as saying it's 'the wildest movie I've ever made'. Check out the trailer below:

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Directed by Japanese auteur Sion Sono, Prisoners of the Ghostland features Cage as a notorious bank robber known only as Hero.

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He gets enlisted by a wealthy warlord to help find his missing granddaughter in exchange for his freedom.

The catch? Hero only has five days to track down the damsel in distress before a number of bombs sewn into his neck, arms and yes, his crotch, will detonate.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year where it was later acquired by RLJE Films.

If first impressions are anything to go by, it seeks to extend Cage's recent run of surprise independent sleeper hits such as Pig, Mandy and Colour Out Of Space - the latter two also being RLJE productions.

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In addition to Cage as the aptly named Hero, rounding out the rest of the cast is a veritable who's who of indie darlings.

Atomic Blonde's Sofia Boutella, Face/Off's Nick Cassavetes and martial artist Tak Sakaguchi all star alongside Cage.

Credit: RLJE
Credit: RLJE

According an early Indiewire review: "Prisoners of the Ghostland sparks with the thrill of watching two completely self-possessed artists share a vision.

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"Even when nothing else in the film makes sense, the unhinged ethos of its own creation leaves a clue behind with the clarity of a body-chalk outline.

"So does the movie's title: As much as this is a story about anything, it's about breaking the shackles of where you're from and finding new strength from the people you meet along the way."

Prisoners of the Ghostland will be released in select cinemas and on demand on 17 September in the US.

It will be released in the UK in 2022.

Featured Image Credit: RLJE

Topics: TV and Film

Tom Sanders
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