Nicolas Cage Old & Shaky But Not Scared in 'Dying of the Light' Trailer

October 15, 2014
Source: Apple

Dying of the Light

There's a chance we just might get a break from the terrible films that Nicolas Cage has been making lately. Director Paul Schrader (writer of Raging Bull and Taxi Driver) is entering espionage thriller territory with Dying of the Light, and Cage isn't playing the kind of protagonist you'd expect. Complete with grayed hair, and a shaky, elderly demeanor, Cage plays an ailing veteran CIA agent who is hellbent on taking down a terrorist who has evaded him for years. This doesn't look half bad, but Shrader hasn't directed the best films throughout his career. At least it looks better than Cage's other recent work. Watch?

Here's the first trailer for Paul Schrader's Dying of the Light, originally from Apple:

Dying of the Light

Dying of the Light is written and directed Paul Schrader (director of The Canyons, Adam Resurrected and writer of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull). Nicolas Cage ignites a powder keg of action in this electrifying cloak-and-dagger thriller. Evan Lake (Cage), a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire due to increasing dimentia. But when his protégé (Anton Yelchin) uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir (Alexander Karim), has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy. Lionsgate releases the film on December 5th.

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  • TheOct8pus
    It seems like Nick Cage does a new movie once every three months... also, that poster is atrocious.
  • Zade_92
    Are you kidding me!? this looks horrible! Maybe it could be worth watching but that trailer and the dialogue was atrocious.
  • shiboleth
    I really feel sorry for Nic Cage. He seems quite disoriented when it comes to choosing a good role...
  • Justin R
    Sad how you can spot screw ups in a film by watching the trailer. You can see Nic Cage's right ear is busted up, but somehow switches to his left ear around 1:18 in the trailer. On a side note, this film looks terrible, a lot of bad acting going on.
    • IamSlave
      Ha I noticed the ear thing also. This doesn't look good but it looks like gold compared to the other roles/films he's done lately.
  • Jon Odishaw
    Im not saying this movie will be good but I really dont think the trailer does it justice. That is the single worst poster Ive ever seen though.
  • OfficialJab
    BWUM fade to black BWUM fade to black BWUM fade to black BWUM fade to black
  • Comedy gold.
    • At first I thought it was Big Momma's House 3, but Martin Lawrence never showed up.
    Academy Award Winner, Nicolas Cage.
  • backwardsprogress
    15 minutes into the movie, main terrorist is dead, Cage's dimentia sets in, and you spend the remaining hour and a half watching him try to piece his life back together from post it notes left on his mirror at the end of the day. In other words... DVD?
  • Doesnt look good. which is a shame. Cage can do good if he has the right part. Lord of War is still one of my favs. Such a good movie.
    • There's always National Treasure 3... Oh, wait.
  • This does look better than Cage's last 3-4 films, and that's not saying much.
  • Bo
    Well, I read somewhere, here?...that this film was taken away from Schrader in the editing room. The money people didn't like Schrader's film/cut, which was supported by both Refn and Cage, so they re-cut it to their satisfacton. So you are not getting a film by the man who wrote Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. You are getting a film by people with money who have never written, nor directed, nor edited a film before. Who would want to see something like that. Even if Schrader made a bad film it's still a film by an artist and filmmaker who has talent and a history in film that is worth consideration. Why consider a film like this by people like this? The trailer itself is pretty indicative of the thinking and the talent that's had the last word on this film. Pity. Welcome to the big bad world!
  • freimacher
    It looks like it could be decent. Nice to see there's at least a possibility that the terrorist is portrayed realistically; even though it's a B-movie.




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