Three new Nicolas Cage films have been released within the last 90 days, and believe it or not all three managed to play in at least one theater across the United States. We talk a lot about whether or not Cage will ever be as big as he was at the tail end of the ’90s (probably not), but even if you think his work is more hit or miss these days you have to admire his endless dedication to his craft. Another new Cage feature is due out in just a few short weeks, and earlier today the first trailer found its way online.
Arsenal is a movie about two brothers who find themselves in the middle of a deal gone wrong with the type of people you don’t want to upset. One of those men is Nicolas Cage, and he appears to be wearing a wig and nose borrowed from some creepy children’s fairy tale. We don’t see too much of his performance in the footage (he is not the main character), but we do get enough to say this film is guaranteed to include some instantly classic ‘Rage Cage’ moments. Take a look at the trailer below and see for yourself:
The official synopsis reads:
“A powerful action thriller, 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 looks pretty mediocre, but we’ll watch anything Cage chooses to be in so you can expect a review on or around the film’s January 6 release date. Here’s hoping it’s not another USS Indianapolis.