A while back, Nicolas Cage had stated that Suicide Club director Sion Sono‘s upcoming English-language action-horror film Prisoners of the Ghostland might be the wildest movie he’s made to date (“and that’s saying something,” he made sure to note), and we’ve just learned today that it’s been acquired by RLJE Films ahead of its Sundance premiere.
THR reports that RLJE has picked up the U.S. rights, with no release date at this time.
RLJE Films had previously released the Cage-starring favorite, Mandy.
Sofia Boutella (The Mummy), Ed Skrein (Deadpool), Bill Moseley (3 from Hell), Young Dais (The Outsider) and Tak Sakaguchi (Re:Born) will star alongside Nicolas Cage.
The film “is set in the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town where a ruthless bank robber (Cage) is sprung from jail by wealthy warlord The Governor (Moseley), whose adopted granddaughter Bernice (Boutella) has gone missing. The Governor offers the prisoner his freedom in exchange for retrieving the runaway. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within three days, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman—and his own path to redemption.”
Cage recently described Prisoners of the Ghostland, “It’s out there. I wear a skintight black leather jumpsuit with grenades attached to different body parts, and if I don’t rescue the governor’s daughter from this state line where they’re all ghosts and bring her back they’re gonna blow me up.”
Aaron Hendry and Reza Sixo Safai wrote the film, Sono’s English-language debut.