Nicolas Cage & Nicole Kidman ‘Trespass’ for Joel Schumacher

Published 5 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:15 pm,

The increasingly busy Nicolas Cage (The Wicker Man) and Nicole Kidman (Bewitched) have joined the cast of a new thriller from Batman and Robin director, Joel Schumacher.

Trespass, which will be produced by Nu Image/Millennium Films was written by Karl Gajdusek and Eli Richbourg. Cage has worked with Schumacher on 8MM, while Kidman was featured in Schumacher’s other Batman attempt – Batman Forever.

According to Variety:

“(The story) centers on a husband and wife taken hostage by four brutal perpetrators seeking easy cash. Complications ensue amid the unexpected discovery of betrayal and deception.”

While it’s easy to look at the tongue-in-cheek opening lines of this article and approach the film with dread (because of past cinematic crimes committed by the talent involved) – it’s important to remember that Cage, Kidman, and Schumacher have also been involved in some fine films.

Cage, especially, has had an erratic career – but you could also say that it’s a career filled with variety and choices. Sure, he’s always willing to take that National Treasure paycheck to pay the bills, but he’s also offered up some great performances in multiple genres: Raising ArizonaLeaving Las Vegas to The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.

Even his forthcoming roster is like a cinematic smorgasbord, with The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Drive Angry, Season of the Witch, Ghost Rider and National Treasure sequels on the way.

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While I’m not a fan of Kidman (or the majority of her work), I do concede that she is an Oscar-winning actress – responsible for some pretty good films over the years.

As for Schumacher, he definitely  has a lot of haters out there. His colorful take on the Batman destroyed the franchise – before Christopher Nolan, miraculously resuscitated it. That said, you may still be angry about Bat-suit nipples, but remember that Schumacher is behind some great and iconic films over the last twenty five years including  The Lost Boys, Falling Down, Tigerland, A Time To Kill and St Elmo’s Fire – all of which stand strong today.

Yes, his Batman films were met with disdain but you can’t dismiss the director for taking the occasional paycheck. Not to mention, Hollywood in the 1990s definitely had a different view of superhero films. Sure the Schumacher Batman films didn’t hold up well over time but, despite receiving a critical panning, they both were extremely profitable films.

At this point, as far as I’m concerned, Trespass has a lot of potential. It will be interesting to see how the supporting cast fills out.

I’m sure that there’s a lot of you out there with very strong opinions on Cage, Kidman and Schumacher.  I’d love to hear them – but remember to play nice!

Source: Variety

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    • I thought the same thing.

  1. I think Nicole Kidman and Nicholas Cage will make a really interesting couple. Can’t wait to see them play together! Remember, it’s the directors ability to play the characters that makes a movie a winner!

    • yeah, but that director happens to be Joel Schumacher so..

    • winner doesnt know joels track record lol

    • Buddy, “Batman & Robin” was 16 years ago.

  2. anyone else not care about this as much as me??

  3. Yeah, I consider Wicker Man to be one of the worst movies not only that Nicolas has done but just in general. It did not come together and the script was atrocious. Started with Nic as highway patrol next scene he is a detective, later we find out that the little girl was HIS little girl not referred or even hinted at until later in the movie.

    This movie should have been done. If the continuity was so bad. How could any actor save it.

    • Excuse my bad typing. THE MOVIE SHOULD NOT NOT NOT have been made.
      Thank you.
      Best wishes to Mr. Cage.
      I’m a logyal Fan.

  4. I love great actors. While Kidman has had her moments and I have enjoyed most of her work, I am anxious to see how see will take over every frame she is in with a true non-actor. Of course this happens in every film Cage is in where he is performing with superior talent…………… Ok, I will give you “Valley Girl.”

  5. I want to be in this movie. I’m a huge fan of cage and would love to be in a movie even if it’s just a extra I wanna chance to make my dream come true. I’m trying hard to get in from exploretalent haven’t heard nothing yet. Wanna help me? Plus it’s a thriller that is another dream of mine. Check out my website and see my pics I’m an average woman with three kids and have dreams to lol. I just wanna little fun yanno and this would be my wish to be in a movie with two wonderful actors. So call me or email me see if u cant pull some strings and get me in the movie 817-564-5397 yes I’m one in a million take a chance on me lol I want my one lil wish to come true well my other wish is for my Mother to be alive and see my three kids but that’s not gonna happen. But I have hope and hope to get me a part in this movie.