Mickey Rourke & Nicolas Cage Ready for Noir Action in 'Marble City'
It's hard to think of modern film noir without thinking about Sin City (and its sequel, which just got a release date). One of that film's stars, Mickey Rourke, is returning to the genre, and this time he's bringing Nicolas Cage along with him. ComingSoon says the two will co-star in Marble City for The Midnight Meat Train director Ryuhei Kitamura. It's a revenge story about a newly released prisoner who hunts down the man who put him behind bars, which is a pretty common theme we're seeing in a lot of films these days. Marble City is described as "Kill Bill meets Drive," and actually sets the bar really damn high.
The film is being hailed as a "high action and close combat fighting picture," so it sounds like we can look forward to Rourke and Cage going head to head in some pretty brutal fight sequences. Despite its ridiculous title, The Midnight Meat Train (which starred a pre-Hangover Bradley Cooper) was a really effective suspense film which I liked quite a bit, so Kitamura's involvement definitely has my interest piqued more than some generic director like a Brett Ratner or Simon West. They don't outright say which actor is playing the newly released prisoner with revenge on the brain, but based on their previous track records I'd peg Cage as the anti-hero and Rourke as the villain. Thoughts?
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Agreed. But while im here I just gotta say I love love love drive. I was so disappointed that quentin t. Posted it as his "nice try" of 2012... So I guess this movie will make him reconsider? Love, peace, and my abs John stamos
Gorgeous John on May 17, 2012
Big big big Mickey Rourke fan so this sounds awesome
Loser on May 17, 2012
How original plot! Maybe the revenge is because one had recommneded to the other one his plastic surgeon.
JM on May 17, 2012
Cage and Rourke together with Kitamura is a win/win.. plus the Lukas Ettlin behind the camera makes it a nice package.
tommy holm on May 17, 2012
Isn't Cage supposed to start filming Wild Ride in July? How is he going to start working on Marble City in August? Same thing for Mickey Rourke, he is supposed to start working on Sin City 2 this summer.
matthew on May 17, 2012
Yes but...have you seen THIS concept poster for it? It's just bat-shit insane!
Anonymous on May 17, 2012
Cage flee from Cage He play in worthless movies lately This will be awesome Kitamura has unique style Oh god this gona be ultimate
Ehsan Davodi on May 17, 2012
Just imagine what it would be like to have both Cage and Rourke on the same set. I dont know if theres enough space for both egos.
anonymous on May 18, 2012
This is a very promising project. I expect Nicolas Cage and Mickey Rourke working together will make a great move.
chegadesuadade on May 18, 2012
Rouke and Cage.... can't wait. Both are eccentrics with mad, mad talent so looking forward to this with baited breath. If nothing else, eye candy for us old gals...... Love 'em both!
Uniackegirl on May 21, 2012
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