RLJE Films acquires Nicolas Cage-led Prisoners of the Ghostland
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Ahead of its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, AMC Networks’ RLJE Films has acquired the domestic rights to the Nicolas Cage (Wally’s Wonderland)-starring action/adventure Prisoners of the Ghostland.
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Prisoners of the Ghostland is defined in the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town in which a ruthless bank robber (Cage) is sprung from jail by wealthy warlord The Governor (Moseley), whose adopted granddaughter Bernice (Boutella) went missing. The prisoner emerges by the Governor his freedom in trade for retrieving the runaway. Strapped right into a leather suit which will self-destruct within three days, the bandit cause on a journey to get the young woman-and their own way to redemption.
Directed by the acclaimed Japanese filmmaker, Sion Sono (Why Don’t You Play in Hell), the film was compiled by Aaron Hendry and Rexa Sixo Safai (Western Wonderland) and stars Cage, Sofia Boutella (The Mummy), Nick Cassavetes (Face/Off), Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Franchise), Tak Sakaguchi (Tokyo Tribe) and Yuzuka Nakaya (The Forest of Love). Joseph Trapanese (Tron: Legacy, The Raid: Redemption, THE BEST Showman) composed the initial score.
“We’re excited to once more use Nicolas Cage on a highly-anticipated film directed by the celebrated Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono,” Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer of RLJE Films, said in a statement. “Following success of Mandy and Color Out of Space, Prisoners of the Ghostland has already been receiving great buzz and we can not await audiences to view it at Sundance.”
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The film was made by Michael Mendelsohn (Lord of War) for Patriot Pictures, Laura Rister (Margin Call) for Untitled Entertainment, Ko Mori (Lords of Chaos) for Eleven Arts, Reza Sixo Safai (A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night) for Boos Boos Bang Bang and Nate Bolotin (Mandy) for XYZ Films. It had been executive made by Natalie Perrotta (Running With The Devil), Nick Spicer (Brawl in Cell Block 99), Aram Tertzakian (Vivarium), and Yuji Sadai (A Man With Style). XYZ Films done previous hits Mandy and Color Out of Space starring Nicolas Cage and in addition released by RLJE.
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