Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen Team for 10th Century 'Outcast'

October 9, 2012
Source: The Wrap

Nicolas Cage / Hayden Christensen

The mannequin and the hair are teaming up. The Wrap has word that department store window model Hayden Christensen and the busy storm of weird that is Nicolas Cage are coming together for a movie called Outcast. And while one would expect another generic thriller, the film is set in 10th century China with a story following a warrior who attempts to redeem himself by saving a princess. It's not clear what roles each actor will take, but we're willing to bet that Christensen will play the warrior and Cage will either be the villain or maybe the warrior's mentor. So who's directing this intriguing assembly of talent? Read on!

Stunt man Nick Powell is making the film his directorial debut with a script from James Dormer (a writer of British TV like "Spooks"). In addition to serving as stunt coordinator on films like last year's The Three Musketeers, Push and Hot Rod, he also worked as the second unit director, so he's no stranger to working behind the scenes as a leader. My apprehension in proclaiming interest comes from the fact that this is an early project that's going to be thrown around at the American Film Market next month, and there's plenty of projects that surface there, only to never be heard from again. Stay tuned.

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It's a remake of Shrek with Hayden as Fiona and Cage as the Dragon.

Akirakorn on Oct 9, 2012


I get it...a movie bringing in two outcast actors and simply calling it Outcast. Nice move people.

JBrotsis on Oct 9, 2012


Interesting casting. Let's hope Cage can do something, anything more than he's been doing lately.

Lindsay Sperling on Oct 9, 2012


agreed - but, your comment about cage could be said about many actors/actresses.

beevis on Oct 9, 2012


agree - but I love to love Cage!

Lindsay Sperling on Oct 12, 2012


Dear god. This is less appealing than that Red Dawn remake.

grimjob on Oct 9, 2012


I absolutely LOVE these kinds of movies. Hayden Christensen should be the warrior and Nickolas Cage should be a teacher-father figure, that way they BOTH would get good dialog (hopefully), great stunt direction and a really great movie!

Ruth Nagarya on Oct 10, 2012


"Department store window model"... hahah, can't describe it any more real than that!!

Rusty Gutterz on Oct 10, 2012

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