Prisoners of the Ghostland images tease Nic Cage’s latest

Last week, a trailer arrived online for director Sion Sono’s Prisoners of the Ghostland, which stars Nicolas Cage and is set to reach theatres on September 17th. Now a very cool poster has been released online, and you can check that out below, along with a selection of new images from the film. There is some crazy / delightful stuff to be seen in those images, including a shot of a “Nicolas Cage vs. a samurai” scene that I’m hoping is going to be some standout awesomeness.

Cage has said Prisoners of the Ghostland “might be the wildest movie” he has ever made – which is such a selling point his quote is even featured on the new poster. Described as a “delirious mash-up of Western, samurai, and post-apocalyptic thriller”, the film was written by Aaron Hendry and Reza Sixo Safai. It’s set

in the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, where a ruthless bank robber (Cage) is sprung from jail by wealthy warlord The Governor (Bill Moseley), whose adopted granddaughter Bernice (Sofia Boutella) has gone missing. The Governor offers the prisoner his freedom in exchange for retrieving the runaway. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within three days, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman — and his own path to redemption.

Bernice has “disappeared into a dark supernatural universe”, and Sono has said that “There are samurais, there are ninjas, and ghosts are part of the story as well.” Sono wouldn’t promise that this is Cage’s wildest film, but said if viewers “think that this is the wildest movie that he’s ever made, the craziest movie that he’s ever made, then I would be really really happy to hear that.”

Cage, Moseley, and Boutella are joined in the cast by Tak Sakaguchi, Yuzuka Nakaya, and Nick Cassavetes.

The quotes and images make it difficult to not get really hyped for Prisoners of the Ghostland, but I’m still holding my expectations in check because JoBlo’s own Chris Bumbray was not blown away by the movie when he saw it as part of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. In fact, he only gave it a 5/10 in his review, which you can read at THIS LINK.

Check out the Prisoners of the Ghostland images below!

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Prisoners of the Ghostland poster

Source: Collider

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