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Nicolas Cage + John Cusack in First Trailer for Action Thriller 'Arsenal'

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December 15, 2016
Source: YouTube

Arsenal Trailer

"Raise the stakes." Lionsgate Premiere has debuted the trailer for a powerful action thriller titled Arsenal, about two brothers who must go to battle against a ruthless crime boss. Johnathon Schaech and Adrian Grenier star as the Lindel brothers, who "only had each other" growing up. Nicolas Cage, wearing a huge prosthetic nose, plays the crime lord who gets upset at one of the brothers and decides to kidnap and hold him for ransom. The other brother hires John Cusack to help find him, but things get tricky. Despite having an eclectic cast of notable actors, this looks impressively mediocre - I couldn't be more disinterested in it, especially considering how bad the action looks. This should be going direct-to-VHS, but that's just me.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Steven C. Miller's Arsenal, direct from YouTube:

Arsenal Poster

Arsenal tells the intertwining stories of the Lindel brothers, Mikey (Johnathon Schaech) and JP (Adrian Grenier), who had only each other to rely on growing up. As adults, JP found success as the owner of a construction company, while Mikey became a small-time mobster, mired in a life of petty crime. When Mikey is kidnapped and held for a ransom by ruthless crime boss Eddie King (Nicolas Cage), JP turns to the brothers' old pal Sal (John Cusack), a plain clothes detective for help. In order to rescue his brother, JP must risk everything and unleash his vengeance against King's relentless army of gangsters. Arsenal is directed by Steven C. Miller, of the films The Aggression Scale, Silent Night, Submerged, Extraction, and Marauders. The script is by Jason Mosberg. Lionsgate releases Arsenal on January 6th, 2017. Anyone?

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Reader Feedback - 17 Comments

1

Who are we meant to feel for in this? 🙂

Carpola on Dec 15, 2016

2

Cage's wig.

Nielsen700 on Dec 15, 2016

3

The moostache is pretty good too, he looks like a 70's dictator.

Carpola on Dec 15, 2016

4

Is Nick Cage dragging John Cusack into his vortex of terrible films?

TheOct8pus on Dec 15, 2016

5

Between you and me, John Cusack was never a great actor.

tarek on Dec 16, 2016

6

He was never going to win any Oscars, but he usually played a likeable guy in fun movies... Cage on the other hand, was amazing....I guess his tax problems forced him to take every job that came his way

TheOct8pus on Dec 16, 2016

7

Bruce willis sank deeper.

tarek on Dec 16, 2016

8

What ever happened to him?

TheOct8pus on Dec 19, 2016

9

I'm still trying to figure it out. Where's the Hudson Hawk we all loved? It seems like he doesn't give a fork anymore. He even doesn't try. But what surprises me more is: Why do studios keep giving him roles?

tarek on Dec 19, 2016

10

Why does Nic have a mouse taped to his face?

DAVIDPD on Dec 15, 2016

11

Tony Clifton lives!!

fasterpetey on Dec 15, 2016

12

Holy shit this looks bad, even by Nic cage bad standards.

Jorrell Mcdaniel on Dec 15, 2016

13

NIc Cage, Nic Cage, what have you done to yourself? Although, I understand him. He has to work. I just wish he picks better films. And I feel the same for John Cusack. Always liked him ... From time to time, I watch some of their films. They are mediocre attempts to make a good film. If I remember it good, Frozen Ground was one of their good film. Hope for more of films like that. But I'm not sure if that's gonna ever happen. Although, I wish for that very much ...

shiboleth on Dec 15, 2016

14

He pigeonholed himself into one type of role: the awkward crazy guy. He was decent in the Rock though.

tarek on Dec 16, 2016

15

Oh, he was decent in many films, long time ago. I liked Adaptation, Matchstick Men (if I am not mistaken about that title) and some others. He just forgot to be good in films. Since he's taking films as jobs and not as passion.

shiboleth on Dec 16, 2016

16

Not even on netflix.

Nash on Dec 15, 2016

17

what's the deal with Cusack's recent uniform of black hat, sunglasses and vape pen? is he playing the same character in all these movies? is he trying to disguise himself so we don't recognize him? what... what's going on?

Astroboy3000 on Dec 16, 2016

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