Nicolas Cage - love him or loathe him, you have to admire the man's work ethic. He makes movies like they are going out of fashion, and while they may not always find an audience, they do show an actor who likes to try different material. No matter how crazy it may appear on paper (or on screen for that matter).
Cage has been doing the press rounds for Bangkok Dangerous and he has been spilling the beans on some of his forthcoming comic book movies: Ghost Rider 2 and Kick-Ass.
Cage's only comic book movie to date, Ghost Rider, was a surprise success last year and a European based sequel is in the pipeline. When asked about a possible sequel Cage said:
"Yes, actually, had a nice meeting with the studio about 3-months ago, and we talked about going international with that character. Taking him into Europe, having him go on a motorcycle tour through Europe, and he's connected with the church, if you can believe that. So it sort of has elements to it that are very much in the zeitgeist, with 'The Da Vinci Code' and things like that."
Sounds like a nice holiday for old Nic.
Meanwhile the crazy haired actor talked about his role in Matthew Vaughn's forthcoming Kick-Ass, an adaptation of Mark Millar's comic of the same name. Cage said:
"As I continue working in film I want to try to keep it as organic and honest as possible, and I am that kid. I’m the kid that would dress up like a superhero, sneak out of the house at 10 o’clock at night, jump around pretending I was fighting crime. It was a good match because it's definitely sincere. I play a guy named Damon, the father of Mindy who is 'Hit Girl' and I'm 'Big Daddy,' and I'm training my daughter to be a superhero."
That's why you have to love Cage, no matter how silly he sounds when he talks about movies, he comes across as very enthuastic.
If you are a Cage fan, Bangkok Dangerous opens on Friday.