USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage aside, I remain committed to the cult of Nicolas Cage. I demand my staff keep me constantly apprised of all Cage-related developments; what he’s working on, who he’s working with, if he’s currently attempted to steal any famous documents of American history, what dinosaur bones he has bought and/or sold. I consider it an essential part of my job.

And so it is with great excitement that I read a news item today in Deadline, touting pre-production on a film called Mandy, which will be directed by Beyond the Black Rainbow filmmaker Panos Cosmatos. Here is the plot description:

Mandy is set in the primal wilderness of 1983 where Red Miller, a broken and haunted man hunts an unhinged religious sect who slaughtered the love of his life.

I. Will. Allow. It.

If you haven’t seen Beyond the Black Rainbow, here is the trailer for some context:

That’s some context, but not all, because this movie’s absolute weirdness cannot be summarized in two minutes. In other words, the guy who made it is precisely the sort of filmmaker who should be working with Nicolas Cage in some capacity. So, yes, give us Mandy, and quickly. The cult of Cage demands it. (Also, this movie kind of sounds like The Wicker Man, so make sure he kicks at least one person in the face, and maybe screams about something burned as well.)

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