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Nic Cage Joins Dominic Sena's Season of the Witch

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September 22, 2008

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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.

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  • safichan
    i dont know but....lately nic cage seems doesnt fit in most of his previous movies... it does not bring any impact at all...all of his movies are just forgettable...and big failure... what i mean is...nic cage is not at his best anymore...i think he should be doing on some serious movie...etc the departed, bourne, miami vice and so on...like those days of "FACE/OFF" and THE ROCK...
  • D-9
    Do I have to say it? I mean really. Worst actor of all time and cheese-wiz.
  • Chris Henry
    I love how your not very excited for this but your going apeshit over Transformers 2. Have you totally forgotten what a hack Michael bay is. I can only decide once ive seen a trailer. It sounds iffy
  • darrin
    IT will be a hit. Gone in 60 seconds was one of my favorite films of all time. I hope it would bring back nic cage career
  • Tim "Cloverfield"
    Pretty easy to see why, Face/off ( yuk) had Travolta to ease the pain of Cage's lack of talent. And it goes with out saying Sir Sean Connery reduced Cage to a mere passing of wind on the screen, ( because Cage is that worthless as an actor) in the Rock. He has been exposed. Like has been said before, he plays himself in every film, and that is a sign of a BAD ACTOR!
  • vegeta
    What's so funny about that concept? Sounds interesting, if you ask me.
  • Josiah
    Are we all completely forgetting about Lord of War? Fucking brilliant film and it brought out the absolute best in Cage. So if he can possibly tap into what made that film so good, maybe some of his other films can hit that same high.
  • D-9
    (sigh) Lord of War was a satire of an actual event. IN addition Andrew Niccol was the director, and the GREAT actor Eamonn Walker stars as well. As for Nicolas Cage, whose name is on the film as a producer, he probably lied to himself as much as Yuri does, telling himself he was making an important film shedding light on the global cycle of violence. But the movie doesn't care much about violence; there's a too-clever credits sequence following a bullet from creation to execution, and it ends its journey by thudding into a blank, anonymous face. The point isn't the life taken, it's the bullet. Cage can't find a consistent tone for Yuri, and he seems awfully constrained, denied either the heroism or the freakiness of the character....BECAUSE HE CANNOT ACT!!!!!! Do we need to cover his accent as well, or is that part of the brillance? Again, repeating myself. The students seem to listen....of course they think Vally Girl was a quality film as well. I am sick to my stomach.

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