Nicolas Cage to Fight in Action Movie 'Primal'

Posted 2017/09/13 0 0

The actor is set to star in an action film "Primal", to be directed by veteran stunt coordinator Nick Powell.


The actor, better known for his memes than his talents, is keeping rather busy nowadays (albeit in not very well known projects), with five films he’s yet to show the world. At TIFF, it was announced that he’s decided to add another in independent action movie Primal. Longtime stunt co-ordinator and second unit director Nick Powell is stepping up to make his first movie. The film centers on Frank Walsh (Nicolas Cage), a big game hunter for zoos who has booked passage on a Greek shipping freighter with a fresh haul of exotic and deadly animals from the Amazon, including a rare white jaguar. However, the big cat isn't the most deadly creature on board. Richard Loffler, a political assassin being extradited to the U.S in secret, is also along for the ride. Two days into their journey, Loffler escapes the team of U.S. Marshals guarding him and releases the captive animals, throwing the ship into chaos. Frank must now find a way to save the crew from not only the dangerous beasts, but also the mad man on the loose.

Penned by Richard Leder, Primal will be produced by Daniel Grodnik (Heist, Bobby, Powder) for Wonderfilm. Michael Becker is executive producing. It will be the first film released by Wonderfilm Media, a finance, development, and production company based in Vancouver and Beverly Hills, created by Kirk Shaw, Daniel Grodnik, Jeff Bowler, and Bret Saxon. The film is set to begin production on October 23 in Puerto Rico.

Cage recently hit the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival for the horror thriller Mom and Dad, which made its world premiere here and garnered strong reviews (The Hollywood Reporter called it "a deliciously lurid throwback to cult fare like Parents, Heathers, Serial Mom").

For Powell, "Primal" is his third directed feature. He has a lengthy resumé as a stunt coordinator, with credits including "Cinderella Man," "X-Men: The Last Stand," "The Last Samurai," and "Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever."