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Nicolas Cage Pulls The Ultimate Nicolas Cage, Will Reboot Kirk Cameron's Christian Drama 'Left Behind'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist October 19, 2012 at 3:58PM

Well, we all just got Cage'd. Just when you though the career of Nicolas Cage couldn't possibly get more bizarre or outlandish, there comes this news, which confirms he's fully gone off the reservation or he needs a new agent.
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Left Behind Nicolas Cage

Well, we all just got Cage'd. Just when you though the career of Nicolas Cage couldn't possibly get more bizarre or outlandish, there comes this news, which confirms he's fully gone off the reservation or he needs a new agent.

Cage is getting set to star in "Left Behind," an adaptation of the apocalyptic Christian-themed books by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, that are best known for being adapted in a hilariously terrible, but successful trilogy starring Kirk Cameron. Savvy folks with a good memory will remember this project has been in the works since last year, with Cloud Ten Pictures, the production company that financed the first three ‘Left Behind’ pictures (one theatrical, two straight to DVD) financing the $15 million picture. This reboot will find Cage among a group of survivors after the Rapture. Presumably the situation will be worse than facing the bees.

Needless this say, this sounds unbearably awful, but the Christian market is a strong one and growing, even if the quality of the films presented to them are borderline amateur for the most part. The only silver lining we could possibly see is if Kirk Cameron comes back too giving us the Cage/Cameron team-up we never knew we wanted, but otherwise, the only thing left behind after this will be Cage's career. Paul Lalonde the writer/producer of the first batch of "Left Behind" movies will once again do those duties here, while stunt coordinator Vic Armstrong will direct. Production will begin next spring, with a theatrical release later in the year by Samuel Goldwyn. Will it top "The Wicker Man" as future, YouTube ready camp classic? God willing. [Variety]

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