Nic Cage Joins Dominic Sena's Season of the Witch
by Alex Billington
September 22, 2008
Is Nic Cage finally making a comeback? Bangkok Dangerous did awful at the box office, he doesn't look so great in Kick-Ass with a mustache, and Knowing looks like a bit of a mess, too. Now he's joining a film called Season of the Witch, a supernatural thriller about witches that's being directed by Dominic Sena. You may not know Sena by name, but he's the director who brought us both Gone in Sixty Seconds and Swordfish previously. He's teaming up with Cage yet again to bring us a story about 14th century knights who are transporting a girl suspected of being the witch responsible for spreading the Black Plague. With a plot description like that, I definitely don't think Cage is making a comeback at all.
I'm really trying not to make a judgment calls on this until I see more, but how can anyone not laugh at that concept? Season of the Witch, starring Nic Cage, a 14th century supernatural thriller about a girl accused of being a witch? Sounds like a lame mash up of Van Helsing and The Craft. That's the problem - there wasn't enough info to actually get a good feeling for what this film will be like. Sena isn't the worst director around, but his films are usually very cheesy. To make matters worse, this was in production at Sony Pictures until they eventually passed on it. Now it's back in production under Relativity Media, the same company that brought us films like The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Death Race.