Nicolas Cage. The man. The myth. The legend. The hair. Any time he dips his fucking iguanas and dancing soul into the horror genre, we sit up and pay attention.
Up next for the man with bees in his eyes? THR is reporting that Cage has signed on to star in Mom and Dad, an upcoming horror thriller from Ghost Rider director Brian Taylor.
The feature, which XYZ Films is selling worldwide to buyers in Berlin, is set to begin shooting in July. Armory Films’ Tim Zajaros and Christopher Lemole are producing with Elwes and Jere Hausfater as executive producers.
The plot of Mom and Dad has two kids—a teenage girl and her little brother—who have to survive 24 hours of horror when, for some unknown reason, parents begin to turn violently against their own children. Cage will play the children’s father.
“This is the kind of role Nick was put here to play. Human, funny, scary – somehow grounded while at the same time completely off the rails,” said Taylor in a statement. “For a filmmaker there is nothing quite like the experience of Nick Cage bringing a character you’ve written to life.”
Mom and Dad will be the second project from Zeal Media, the new financing/production outfit Elwes and Armory launched ahead of Berlin.