If you’ve seen enough of Nicolas Cage’s less prestigious work, you’re probably familiar with a phenomenon known as Cage Rage – bombastic, almost operatic outrage and violence that can be easily dismissed or analyzed from an academic perspective. I’m talking about movies like Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans, The Wicker Man, and Drive Angry, to say nothing of the cartoon-y Ghost Rider movies. So kudos to the crew that simply titled his next movie Rage.
In a script that heavily evokes the recent spate of Liam Neeson revenge thrillers, Cage plays a man with a dark and violent history who gets pulled back into that world after his daughter is kidnapped. In the exclusive clip below, the Oscar winner cuts loose and becomes… Nicolas Rage.
Rage will be available on VOD on June 10, before opening in theaters on July 11.
Here’s the full trailer: