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?
It is a darn shame that Ron Perlman is getting older.
Laser-beak on Nov 16, 2008
They both look ridiculous as hell...
The Real Alex on Nov 16, 2008
Cage.....WORST OF ALL TIME!
Tim "CLoverfield" on Nov 16, 2008
nic cage in yet another wig.
Hyacinth on Nov 16, 2008
I don't think Cage sounds right for a period piece. I don't think he's ever attempted to do an accent, but I predict the results being deliciously awful. Either that, or he won't even bother with the accent. "Yondah lies da castle of my faddah..."
Lady Aerin on Nov 16, 2008
"Cage....WORST OF ALL TIME!" I disagree, what about Raising Arizona? Face Off? He's not the best but he's not the worst of all time either.
Shawn on Nov 16, 2008
Cage is shit ass terrible. But I do love Perlman. He rocked the house in the Hellboys and he's good in Sons of Anarchy. If its anything like Dungeon Seige Tale, then count me out.
Matty on Nov 16, 2008
#3/7: He is actually a good actor who just chooses to be in too many movies. If youve seen Lord of War, Matchstick Men, Adaptation you'd know he can actualy act pretty damn well. That being said this does look like another one of his not so great movies, which means nothing about his acting ability. Clooney looks hilarious, defiantly a film Ill be looking out for, crazy premise.
Derek on Nov 16, 2008
I agree with people (esp. #5). My first thought was "Nic Cage in a period movie? How can that even work?" But I will try to suspend my judgment until we see a trailer. The Goat movie, however, sounds delightfully promising. Although Clooney appears to be wearing the chevrons of a staff sergeant. It seems like he should be an officer to be in that sort of unit. I guess maybe they'd need enlisted soldiers too.
Reverend on Nov 16, 2008
i liked gone in 60 seconds and swordfish. Although Ghost Rider sucked he was actually funny. And he was great in face off. So i'm will check this film out.
darrin on Nov 16, 2008
@ Darren Was Cage in 'Swordfish'?
Russell on Nov 16, 2008
Shit, I didn't read the whole post properly, my bad!
Russell on Nov 16, 2008
lol Both pictures made me lol. Pearlman is great. Just saw Enemy at the Gates again last night.
Red Buttons on Nov 16, 2008
fuck yeah Enemy at the Gates 🙂 The Golden Army was amazing and Sons of Anarchy is fucking great
Elijah A. on Nov 16, 2008
Cage & Perlman are great actors of this time. Ghost Rider meets Hellboy. Hopefully Cage can put on a convincing Saxon accent.
Shawn Gregory on Nov 16, 2008
Cage makes me vomit, how is he still allowed to be in movies. It's a shame because he's been in a lot of good films, but he absolutely ruins them, terrible terrible actor.
will on Nov 17, 2008
Looks like fun. Looking forward to the trailers.
Nick Sears on Nov 17, 2008
dude dominic sena directed both gone in 60 seconds and swordfish
darrin on Nov 17, 2008
lol @ Ron Pearlman in name of the rose his character is beyond thunderdome!
WERDNAFAZ on Nov 18, 2008
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