One of our favorite cinema icons, Nicolas Cage, is headed back to the horror genre with a new project announced for Cannes 2013, Hotel 33! Read on for the early word and details.
From the Press Release
Following their successful collaboration on 2 GUNS and LONE SURVIVOR, Foresight Unlimited, Envision Entertainment and Emmett/Furla Films are joining forces to produce the surreal thriller HOTEL 33, starring Oscar®-winning actor Nicolas Cage (LEAVING LAS VEGAS), it was announced today by Foresight CEO Mark Damon and Emmett/Furla’s Randall Emmett.
Foresight Unlimited will handle international sales for HOTEL 33, which will be produced by Randall Emmett and George Furla and executive produced by Envision Entertainment’s Remington Chase, Stepan Martirosyan and Vitaly Grigoriants and Foresight’s Mark Damon. Malek Akkad is also an executive producer on the film.
Newcomer Kellie Madison wrote the script and will direct HOTEL 33, which will start production in September 2013.
The film is based on the presumed event surrounding the disappearance of 32 people on the opening night of the Grand Hotel in Williamsport, PA, in 1953. While Detective Kaminsky (Nicolas Cage) is investigating the event, four teenagers break into the now-abandoned hotel for a night of festivities. Things soon go awry, and Detective Kaminsky now has to turn his attentions to discovering the mysterious happenings surrounding the strange disappearance of two of the four teenagers.
Open Road Films is distributing the film theatrically in the U.S.
“This is a real-life mystery based on factual events — a frighteningly look at the nature of evil, exploring and revealing timeless truths about the dark side of human nature, fear and the paranormal and will leave audiences shocked and captivated for years to come. It’s going to be fantastic!!!!” said Kellie Madison.
“Up-and-coming talent Kellie Madison has done a wonderful job in giving the script a seriously terrifying tone,” commented Mark Damon. “Nicolas Cage is of course one of the great actors of our time and is perfectly suited to the role of the iconic haunted detective,” he continued.
“This is now the fourth movie Nic and I have worked on together. He is not only a friend but a true talent, and I cannot be more excited to be working with him again,” commented Randall Emmett.
One of Hollywood’s most dynamic and versatile actors, Oscar®-winning actor Nicolas Cage has starred in over 70 films including MOONSTRUCK, where he was nominated for the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a comedy or musical, Spike Jonze’s ADAPTATION, where he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor and LEAVING LAS VEGAS where he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Cage’s upcoming films include David Gordon Green’s southern drama JOE based on Larry Brown’s novel and THE FROZEN GROUND to be released by Lionsgate in late 2013.
Kellie Madison wrote the screenplay for Anchor Bay Entertainment’s DEAR MR. GACY starring William Forsythe (“Boardwalk Empire”) and is based on Jason Moss and Jeffrey Kottler’s New York Times Best Selling book “The Last Victim” about Jason’s real-life chilling encounter with infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy. HOTEL 33 will be her feature film debut.
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