Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Dan Stevens And More Rumoured For Escape From New York Reboot
Charlie Hunnam and Jon Bernthal also on the wishlist
Phil Lord And Chris Miller Find The Greatest American Hero
Jump Street duo set to launch new TV series
The Tick TV Series Could Return
Patrick Warburton up for Amazon pilot reboot
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
21 August 2014
Nicolas Cage In New Outcast Trailer
It ends in blood...
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Joe (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Frozen Ground (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Justice (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Trespass (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Nic Cage Set For Tokarev
He's on board a new thriller

13 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage is well known for having, we’ll put this charitably, a liberal attitude when it comes to choosing scripts. Now another one has come his way and he’s set to play the lead in something called Tokarev.

Neon Flesh director Paco Cabezas, who usually works in Spain, is making his American directing debut with the film. Jim Agnew and Sean Keller wrote the script, which finds Paul Maguire (Cage) as a former cop who is looking for his daughter’s kidnappers and trying to avoid the pitfalls of his past. So it’s Taken meets any number of previous Nic Cage thrillers? Well, we can certainly see why he might agree to star…

Hopefully this one will have a better path to the screen than some of his recent efforts, which have been shunted to disc or ripped apart upon release.

There’s no word on when Tokarev will get started, but the producers are busy selling the rights to the movie at the European Film Market in Berlin. They can probably mock the poster up already from three other Cage films. Oh, and for trivia hounds, the Tokarev is a Russian bottlenecked pistol cartridge, so you can be confident that rounds will be fired in this movie.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

DreamWorks Plans Turbo TV Series
Netflix will screen snail show
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

dgribble (A.K.A. The Cage's Only Fan Apparantly)
EMPIRE just admit you think the guy's a bad actor; and then you and the other internet trolls can hate him together.... More

Posted by dgribble at 13:12 on 15 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Oh dear.
Funny to see the "related reviews" section. 2-stars movies only :D More

Posted by dseys at 21:57 on 13 February 2013 | Report This Post

Oh dear.
Nic cage in a thriller?!! Well audiences are in for a major shock. Sounds pretty awful, when family gets involved in action movies it just ranks up the predictable scale of things, his daughter wont die neither will he but it seems pretty obvious the villains will as per. Not something to look forward too. More

Posted by lewisb548 at 21:02 on 13 February 2013 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Many Deaths Of Sean Bean
The actor talks us through his on-screen offings

Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)