First Look: George Clooney in Goats / Nic Cage in Season of the Witch
by Alex Billington
November 16, 2008
Two new first looks to check out today. The first comes from Just Jared where they have some brand new shots of George Clooney in uniform shooting a film called Men Who Stare at Goats. In it, Clooney plays a soldier who claims to be part of the Army's First Earth Battalion, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions. The second set of photos comes from the set of a film called Season of the Witch and features both Nic Cage and Ron Perlman decked out in 14th-century garb atop some snowy mountains. Both of these are rather interesting first looks - so I suggest you check them out.
Men Who Stare at Goats is currently filming in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The film is being directed by actor-turned-filmmaker Grant Heslov, who previously only directed an indie comedy titled Par 6. In addition to Clooney, the extensive cast features Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, and Stephen Lang. Take a look at the photo of Clooney below and click for a few more shots of him on set.
Season of the Witch is about some 14th-century knights who transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks determine that her powers could be the source of the Black Plague. It's being directed by Dominic Sena, of Gone in Sixty Seconds and Swordfish previously. Check out the photo of Nic Cage and Ron Perlman below and click for at least one more shot from the shoot taking place in Alpes, Austria.
Both of these are definitely two films that we'll be keeping our eyes on. I was familiar with Men Who Stare at Goats already, but hadn't ever heard of Season of the Witch until just now. Both of these seem like they could be pretty good, but we have yet to see whether they turn out that way. Thoughts on the photos?