Nicolas Cage’s PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND Sets Sono Sion’s English Debut
It’s pretty much Nicolas Cage’s world and were all just living in it.
Indeed, that makea three headlines this week for the upcoming 211 star whose latest attachment comes by way of Japanese auteur Sono Sion’s new post-apcolyptic actioner, Prisoners Of The Ghostland, which XYZ Films has included in its sales raft at Cannes. News comes just a day following Cage’s attachment to Millenium’s forthcoming detective noir thriller, Kill Chain.
Sono, the acclaimed helmer of such favorites as Love Exposure, Tokyo Tribe and Why Don’t You Play In Hell will make his English language debut from a script by Aaron Hendry and Reza Sixo Safai. As Patrick Hipes at Deadline reports, Prisoners Of The Ghostland sees Cage in the role of notorious criminal Hero, who is sent to rescue an abducted girl who has disappeared into a dark supernatural universe. They must break the evil curse that binds them and escape the mysterious revenants that rule the Ghostland, an East-meets-West vortex of beauty and violence.
Safai is producing via his Black Light District Entertainment next to Laura Rister of Untitled Entertainment, Eleven Arts’ own Ko Mori, and Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films.
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