by Brendan Bettinger Posted: December 14th, 2010
Nicolas Cage has signed on to star in Medallion, an action thriller not dissimilar to 2008’s Taken. The story centers on “a former master thief (Cage), who has only a few hours to find his daughter when she is kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a New York medallion taxi cab.” Simon West (When a Stranger Calls) is on board as director with a script from David Guggenheim.
The project has making the rounds for a while. Heat Vision links Clive Owen and Jason Statham to the lead role in prior iterations. Medallion represents a reunion between West and Cage, who last teamed for Con Air in 1997.
Hit the jump for a look at Cage’s upcoming slate.
- Season of the Witch: 14th-century knights (played by Cage and Ron Perlman) must transport a suspected witch (Claire Foy) to a monastery (January 7, 2011)
- Drive Angry: a 3D revenge flick which co-stars Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, and David Morse (February 11, 2011)
- Hungry Rabbit Jumps: Cage becomes entangled with an underground vigilante organization after his wife (January Jones) is the victim of a brutal crime
- Trespass: a wealthy husband and wife (Cage and Nicole Kidman) fall victim to a home invasion
- Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance: the sequel to the 2007 comic book film; Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank) will direct
West’s next film, The Mechanic, hits theaters January 28, 2011.
by Max Lichtig Posted: December 14th, 2010
The trailer and poster for Take Me Home Tonight have been released. Set in 1988, the film follows Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) through a crazy Labor Day weekend party as he chases after the girl of his dreams while encountering some bumps along the way (classic formula for a quasi-spiritual coming of age comedy). The trailer’s soundtrack was enough to get me excited, but I’ve also got a feeling that this film might prove to be more than just a Garden State set in the 80’s. Take Me Home Tonight also stars Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer, Chris Pratt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Lucy Punch, Michael Ian Black, and Demetri Martin. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and a synopsis of the film:
Here’s a synopsis:
As the summer of 1988 winds down, three friends on the verge of adulthood attend an out-of-control party in celebration of their last night of unbridled youth. Starring Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler and Teresa Palmer, Take Me Home Tonight is a raunchy, romantic and ultimately touching blast from the past set to an awesome soundtrack of timeless rock and hip-hop hits. Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) should be working for a Fortune 500 company and starting his upward climb to full-fledged yuppie-hood. Instead, the directionless 23-year-old confounds family and friends by taking a part-time job behind the counter of a video store at the Sherman Oaks Galleria. But Matt’s silent protest against maturity comes to a screeching halt once his unrequited high school crush, Tori Frederking (Teresa Palmer), walks into the store. When she invites him to an epic, end-of-summer party, Matt thinks he finally might have a chance with the girl of his dreams. With his cynical twin sister Wendy (Anna Faris) and best friend Barry (Dan Fogler), Matt embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime evening. From stealing a car to a marriage proposal to an indescribable, no-holds-barred dance-off, these friends share experiences that will change the course of their lives on one unforgettable night in the Go-Go ’80s.
Watch the trailer in HD on Apple