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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It seems like Nick Cage does a new movie once every three months... also, that poster is atrocious.

TheOct8pus on Oct 15, 2014


Are you kidding me!? this looks horrible! Maybe it could be worth watching but that trailer and the dialogue was atrocious.

Zade_92 on Oct 15, 2014


I really feel sorry for Nic Cage. He seems quite disoriented when it comes to choosing a good role...

shiboleth on Oct 15, 2014


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.

Justin R on Oct 15, 2014


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.

IamSlave on Oct 15, 2014


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.

Jon Odishaw on Oct 15, 2014


BWUM fade to black BWUM fade to black BWUM fade to black BWUM fade to black

OfficialJab on Oct 15, 2014


Comedy gold.

Carpola on Oct 15, 2014


At first I thought it was Big Momma's House 3, but Martin Lawrence never showed up.

Quanah on Oct 15, 2014


Academy Award Winner, Nicolas Cage.

DAVIDPD on Oct 15, 2014


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?

backwardsprogress on Oct 15, 2014


Dead on.

Quanah on Oct 15, 2014


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.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Oct 15, 2014


There's always National Treasure 3... Oh, wait.

Quanah on Oct 15, 2014


This does look better than Cage's last 3-4 films, and that's not saying much.

Quanah on Oct 15, 2014


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.

freimacher on Apr 1, 2016

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