With the box office success of The Final Destination this weekend, we expected to hear about upcoming 3D projects over the next several days and weeks, but nothing prepared us for the prospect of Nicolas Cage and his hair being involved in one of them. However, seeing the names Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer attached to the same film does engender a bit more confidence in it.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Cage has signed to star in Drive Angry, a revenge action movie that Patrick Lussier will direct for Nu Image/Millenium Films. Michael De Luca is producing.
Written by Lussier and Todd Farmer, the story centers on a man (Cage) driven by rage who is chasing the people who killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby. The vendetta/rescue spins out of control as the chase gets bloodier by the mile, leaving bodies strewn along the highway.
Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Avi Lerner, and Boaz Davidson are executive producing for Nu Image/Millennium, which is planning to begin production in April in Louisiana; the company has a new $10 million studio in Shreveport, La.
Drive Angry will be the first foray into 3D for Nu Image/Millenium and marks a return to the format for Lussier. The director, who got his feature start editing horror movies for Wes Craven, last directed My Bloody Valentine 3D, which grossed $51 million domestically this year.
Not sure what this means for the project Lussier told us about last May (a remake of William Castle’s I Saw What You Did) that he and Farmer were working on with Dark Castle or his highly anticipated Condition Dead (aka “Saving Private Ryan with zombies”), but once we learn more, so will all of you.
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