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New Nic Cage Film 'Prisoners Of The Ghostland' Gets Bonkers Trailer

New Nic Cage Film 'Prisoners Of The Ghostland' Gets Bonkers Trailer

A Cage-y adventure.



Words by: Catherine Lewis

What do you get when you cross a supernatural universe with samurai, cowboys, and most importantly, Nicolas Cage? Well, you'd probably end up with Prisoners of the Ghostland, and going by its newly released trailer, the concept is as crazy as it sounds.

In the movie, Cage plays a man called Hero (what is this, Dragon Quest?), who, ironically, is a notorious criminal. He's sprung from jail and recruited by a powerful man known as The Governor (Bill Moseley), who's granddaughter Bernice (Sofia Boutella) has gone missing in a mysterious and dangerous place called the Ghostland. Hero must return The Governor's granddaughter safely within five days, or meet an unfortunate demise via the explosives strapped to his arms, neck, and...lower regions.

Check out the trailer below, but beware, it's nuts:

The trailer has given us our first glimpse into what we can expect from the twisted Ghostland itself, and it looks creepy. We see some seriously spooky masked figures, as well as some scenes with an eerily beautiful circus aesthetic going on in the background. The whole thing honestly feels like a fever dream, and I daresay the full movie is probably a similar experience.

The movie is directed by Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono, who you might recognise from his previous work on the Netflix movie The Forest of Love (2019), and his award winning film Love Exposure (2008). Sono's work is renowned for being eccentric and bizarre, and his latest work definitely appears to be no exception.

Prisoners of the Ghostland will be hitting screens on 17 September this year in the US, but there's currently no concrete date for when we can expect it to release in the UK. It first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January this year, and currently holds a76% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. As quoted in the trailer, Nic Cage himself has said that it's "the wildest movie I've ever made", so this is definitely one to stay tuned for.

Featured Image Credit: RLJE Films

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