Nicolas Cage’s upcoming action film Prisoners Of The Ghostland has just been picked up by AMC Networks’ RLJE Films, right before its Sundance Film Festival Premiere. RLJE also recently distributed Cage’s last film, the sci-fi feature Color Out of Space.
Prisoners of the Ghostland will be directed by Japanese director Sion Sono (Cold Fish) and written by Aaron Hendry and Rexa Sixo Safai. The film is set in the frontier city of Samurai Town where a brutal bank robber (Cage) is bailed out of jail by the Governor (Bill Moseley), whose adopted granddaughter Bernice (Sofia Boutella) has gone missing. The Governor offers Cage his freedom in exchange for finding Bernice and returning her. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within three days, he must begin his journey to find the young woman, as well as save himself.
Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer of RLJE Films told Deadline, “We’re excited to once again work with Nicolas Cage on a highly-anticipated film directed by the celebrated Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono. Following the success of Mandy and Color Out of Space, Prisoners of the Ghostland is already receiving great buzz and we cannot wait for audiences to see it at Sundance.” Prisoners of the Ghostland was produced by Michael Mendelsohn for Patriot Pictures, Laura Rister for Untitled Entertainment, Ko Mori for Eleven Arts, Reza Sixo Safai for Boos Boos Bang Bang and Nate Bolotin for XYZ Films. Prisoners Of The Ghostland is set to be shown at Sundance January 31st, 2021.