Nicolas Cage's Prisoners Of The Ghostland Trailer Delivers Post-Apocalyptic Insanity

Cage stars in the crazy new movie from Japanese maverick Sion Sono, and it releases in September.


The first trailer for Prisoners of the Ghostland has been released. The post-apocalyptic action thriller stars Nicolas Cage, and it hits theaters and video on demand on September 17.

Prisoners of the Ghostland is directed by maverick Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono, whose previous movies include the J-horror classic The Suicide Club and last year's Netflix movie The Forest of Love. Fans will know that Sono makes seriously strange movies, and from this first trailer, it definitely looks like he's found the perfect leading man.

Cage plays a character named--yes!--Hero, who is given the job of entering the dangerous post-apocalyptic wilderness known as the Ghostland to rescue the granddaughter of a powerful man. Like the heroes of The Suicide Squad, Hero has explosive devices strapped to him in case he doesn't complete his mission--but it's not just his neck that they're attached to. The movie looks like a wild and surreal experience, with some strikingly strange imagery and costumes, over-the-top action, and Cage doing what he does best. Check the trailer out below:

The movie's cast also includes Sofia Boutella (The Mummy), Nick Cassavetes (Face/Off), Ed Skrein (Deadpool), Bill Moseley (The Devil's rejects), and Tak Sakaguchi (Versus).

Prisoners of the Ghostland is the latest of several movies that Cage has appeared in this year, and he remains as busy as ever. He was recently seen in the acclaimed indie drama Pig, the Netflix show The History of Swear Words, and the surreal horror comedy Willy's Wonderland, and next April will see the release of The Unbearable of Weight of Massive talent, in which Cage plays a version of himself. Sadly, one role we won't see him in is as Joe Exotic in the now-canceled Amazon series based on the Netflix hit Tiger king.

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