In what will probably be the most outlandish and bizarre roles in Nicholas Cage’s career, who has been seen more in direct-to-video flicks than making silver screen appearances in recent times, ‘Prisoners of the Ghostland’ now sees him play a notorious criminal tasked to pull off a rescue mission by heading off into a dark universe. Directed by ‘State of Emergency’s Sion Sono, the neo-noir western action film will add to the string of VoD content Cage has been part of.
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Release date and where to watch
The film releases September 17 on VoD.
The official synopsis reads: “In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber gets sprung from jail by a wealthy warlord whose adopted granddaughter has gone missing. He offers the prisoner his freedom in exchange for retrieving the runaway. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct in five days, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman — and his own path to redemption.”
Nicholas Cage as Hero
Nicolas Cage has an extensive acting career and the decorated Oscar winner will now be seen as a robber in ‘Prisoners of the Ghostland’. Some of his best works include ‘Fast times at Ridgemont High’, ‘The Rock, ‘Face-off’, ‘Kick-Ass’ and ‘Con Air’.
Soufia Boutella as Bernice
Boutella is an Algerian actress known for her roles in ‘The Mummy’ and ‘Atomic Blonde’. The latter saw her nominated for the ALOS Award for Best Supporting Actress. Boutella plays Bernice in the flick.
Bill Moseley as The Governor, Nick Cassavetes as Psycho, and Tak Sakaguchi as Yasujiro round up the rest of the cast.
Sion Sono helms the movie with a script by Aaron Hendry, Reza Sixo Safai. Laura Rister, Michael Mendelsohn, Ko Mori, Reza Sixo Safai, and Nate Bolotin serve as the producers.
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