Nicolas Cage has revealed the influence behind his role in upcoming new horror Mandy. By god, this makes me want to see this film even more.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Cage revealed his horror icon influence for part of his performance in Panos Cosmatos’ revenge thriller Mandy. “It was a good chance to go through a narrative and have a transformation of sorts,” Cage stated.
“Before he drinks that supernatural drug, or whatever it is, his fighting style is more ferocious, is more cat-like and feral. Whereas after the drug, there’s a transformation where he becomes almost like a golem, the ancient Jewish golem that was a supernatural statue that came to life. And I think Panos wanted that, he wanted me to be almost like Jason-esque, you know, from those horror films that were so popular. Panos and I really both decided what the graph of the performance would be. How much more Jason-esque is he there? Or like a statue there? We built this both together.”
Nicolas Cage channeling Jason Voorhees? I’m in!
What is Mandy?
Mandy is the upcoming revenge movie from Italian/Canadian director Panos Cosmatos. Cage stars as a lumberjack named Red who lives in a remote cabin with the love of his life, Andrea Riseborough’s titular Mandy. After Red and Mandy’s seclusion is interrupted by a home invasion orchestrated by a cult leader (Linus Roache), Red embarks on a rampage of violence and mayhem fueled by both vengeance and a liquid hallucinogen.
So many things about this film will tick all the boxes for many horror fans. Violence, blood-letting, sinister cults and most importantly CAGE RAGE! A cinematic phenomenon im sure many of you are familiar with. I’m sure by now many will have already experienced the trailer for Mandy and are suitably excited. Ones things for sure, I certainly am waiting eagerly for when Mandy is released on 14th September.