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‘Beyond the Black Rainbow’ Director Returns with Nicolas Cage-Led ‘Mandy’

Written by on June 7, 2017 

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If you’ve ever wanted to see Nicolas Cage battle demon bikers (and let’s be honest, you have), then you’re in luck. Per Deadline, Cage will star in Mandy, from Beyond the Black Rainbow director Panos Cosmatos, to be released by SpectreVision, XYZ Films & Umedia. The brief official plot synopsis sounds like something akin to Death Wish meets The Wicker Man (both the original and the Nicolas Cage version with the bees) :

Mandy is set in the primal wilderness of 1983 where Red Miller, a broken and haunted man hunts an unhinged religious sect who slaughtered the love of his life.

SpectreVision Head of Development Daniel Noah describes the film as a “surrealist, heavy-metal-soaked story of battle axes and demon bikers,” which sounds right up Cage’s alley. Cosmatos, whose last film was one of the best sci-fi features of the century thus far, has described his next as “Nordic mythology by way of heavy metal van art.”

Mandy will feature a score from Jóhann Jóhannsson, who created the moody, atmospheric music for Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario and Arrival. The ever-busy Cage has seven films listed for release in 2017 alone. Mandy will begin filming in Belgium this summer. A 2018 release date is expected.


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