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It's Cage vs. Shark in new trailer for USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

09.02.2016

You know, of all the Nicolas Cage disasters that have been coming out the last few years (looking at you STOLEN and PAY THE GHOST), this seems like it would be one of his least disastrous.

The plot of his new movie USS INDIANAPOLIS: MEN OF COURAGE is actually a good one. It tells the story of the USS Indianapolis that was shot down in open waters by the Japanese in WWII, where the surviving men had to fend off hunger, exposure, and motherf*cking sharks. Now, if that story sounds familiar, that is the exact story Quint tells Brody and Hooper in his famous monologue in JAWS. In fact if you want to think of this as a JAWS-prequel you can go right ahead.

Here's the trailer:

Now that wasn't too bad. The effects aren't up to par with most big-budget war movies, but it also doesn't look like an Asylum rip-off either. Although the music sounded like a CASIO remake of a lesser Hans Zimmer score. But that doesn't matter when Nicholas Cage is battling sharks. (My favorite part of the trailer, though, has to be the parts where it would quote "Gripping", "Powerful", "Emotional"...attributed to no one).

We actually posted this trailer a few months ago, but it basically went unnoticed and now it's making the rounds again. So, we felt the fact that a movie where - we repeat - Nicholas Cage fights f*cking sharks warranted another mention. We hope you agree!

The film also stars Tom Sizemore and Thomas Jane (who knows a thing or two about sharks).

No release date (yet). But hopefully soon!

So what's everyone's favorite Cage performance? Or second, after VAMPIRE'S KISS, of course. 

Extra Tidbit: Robert Shaw was so drunk when he was filming his monologue in JAWS that he passed out in one take. In fact, a part of that take is used in the final film.
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8:05AM on 09/06/2016
If there was a trailer that showed literally the best chunks of a movie, that was it.
If there was a trailer that showed literally the best chunks of a movie, that was it.
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3:44AM on 09/06/2016

Once Bitten

Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think Cage was in Once Bitten. I feel shame writing this already.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think Cage was in Once Bitten. I feel shame writing this already.
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1:35PM on 09/04/2016
The trailer shows literally the entire movie
The trailer shows literally the entire movie
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8:45PM on 09/03/2016

"...I'll find him for 3, but I'll catch him, and kill him, for 10."

Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte, just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. 1,100 men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, Chief? You tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn't know... was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been
Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte, just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. 1,100 men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, Chief? You tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn't know... was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent.

They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin'. So we formed ourselves into tight groups. Y'know, it's... kinda like ol' squares in a battle like, uh, you see in a calendar, like the Battle of Waterloo, and the idea was, shark comes to the nearest man and that man, he'd start poundin' and hollerin' and screamin', and sometimes the shark'd go away... sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark, he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. Y'know the thing about a shark, he's got... lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'... until he bites ya. And those black eyes roll over white, and then... oh, then you hear that terrible high-pitch screamin', the ocean turns red, and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin', they all come in and they... rip you to pieces.

Y'know, by the end of that first dawn... lost 100 men. I dunno how many sharks. Maybe 1000. I dunno how many men, they averaged 6 an hour. On Thursday mornin', Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Bosun's mate. I thought he was asleep. Reached over to wake him up. Bobbed up and down in the water just like a kinda top. Upended. Well... he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon the 5th day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us, he swung in low and he saw us. Young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper. Anyway, he saw us and come in low and 3 hours later, a big fat PBY comes down and start to pick us up. Y'know, that was the time I was most frightened, waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a life jacket again. So, 1,100 men went into the water, 316 men come out, and the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945.

Anyway... we delivered the bomb.
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9:15PM on 09/04/2016
Shaw's 5 or so minute monologue will still be better than this disaster
Shaw's 5 or so minute monologue will still be better than this disaster
7:42PM on 09/03/2016
Wrong sharks boys, it wasn't white or mako sharks that hit the crew, it was oceanic white tips. Other than it looks slightly better than Cage's other VOD garbage. But man poor Thomas Jane.
Wrong sharks boys, it wasn't white or mako sharks that hit the crew, it was oceanic white tips. Other than it looks slightly better than Cage's other VOD garbage. But man poor Thomas Jane.
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4:12PM on 09/03/2016

Zimmer??

"Although the music sounded like a CASIO remake of a lesser Hans Zimmer score." Lets get this little factoid straightened up...Zimmer IS basically a CASIO orchestra. His music is the same f'n shit over and over. He is not an original composer, never was.
"Although the music sounded like a CASIO remake of a lesser Hans Zimmer score." Lets get this little factoid straightened up...Zimmer IS basically a CASIO orchestra. His music is the same f'n shit over and over. He is not an original composer, never was.
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1:49PM on 09/03/2016
I watched the trailer knowing practically nothing about it. And I wondered, is this supposed to be one of his good ones? Then came the names Tom Sizemore and Thomas Jane. Sizemore hasn't really been worth much since his drug-fueled '90s days, and Thomas Jane is great, but nothing about his name promises that a movie will be any good. Which is kind of too bad. Because outside of some blatant "Hey, that's the ship Quint talks about in Jaws" moments, it has a polished look to it that a lot of Cage
I watched the trailer knowing practically nothing about it. And I wondered, is this supposed to be one of his good ones? Then came the names Tom Sizemore and Thomas Jane. Sizemore hasn't really been worth much since his drug-fueled '90s days, and Thomas Jane is great, but nothing about his name promises that a movie will be any good. Which is kind of too bad. Because outside of some blatant "Hey, that's the ship Quint talks about in Jaws" moments, it has a polished look to it that a lot of Cage movies don't have.
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1:18PM on 09/03/2016

Ummm

"USS Indianapolis that was shot down".

Ships aren't shot down. Planes are. Does the writer realize the USS Indianapolis was a sea faring vessel?
"USS Indianapolis that was shot down".

Ships aren't shot down. Planes are. Does the writer realize the USS Indianapolis was a sea faring vessel?
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10:49AM on 09/03/2016
It looks better than most of Nic Cage's movies in the last five or so years. That means it only looks pretty bad instead of outright terrible.
It looks better than most of Nic Cage's movies in the last five or so years. That means it only looks pretty bad instead of outright terrible.
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12:07AM on 09/03/2016
looks pretty good and i hope it can put nic cage back in some good movies again...hes underrated and a little down on his luck thats all.
looks pretty good and i hope it can put nic cage back in some good movies again...hes underrated and a little down on his luck thats all.
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9:32PM on 09/02/2016
Damn. Not saying it looks great, but definitely looks better than I expected when I first hit play.
Damn. Not saying it looks great, but definitely looks better than I expected when I first hit play.
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7:12PM on 09/02/2016
Can one of the characters be Quint? just for shits and giggles?
Can one of the characters be Quint? just for shits and giggles?
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9:30PM on 09/02/2016
I thought the SAME thing. And he has a friend who is a baseball player...
I thought the SAME thing. And he has a friend who is a baseball player...
6:50PM on 09/02/2016
looks fantastic
looks fantastic
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6:02PM on 09/02/2016
Nicholas Cage goes in the water, shark's in the water. Our shark. Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies...
Nicholas Cage goes in the water, shark's in the water. Our shark. Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies...
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5:35PM on 09/02/2016
This event deserves a better movie than this. It definitely deserves better than Nicolas Cage and the endless run of garbage he churns out to pay those debts.
This event deserves a better movie than this. It definitely deserves better than Nicolas Cage and the endless run of garbage he churns out to pay those debts.
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