NICOLAS CAGE TO STAR IN “THE HUMANITY BUREAU”
Human wig shop and all-round, joyously, mad bastard, Nicolas Cage will be starring in the action/sci-fi film, THE HUMANITY BUREAU from Minds Eye Entertainment and VMI Worldwide in association with Bridgegate Pictures.
Rob King (Something More) is set to direct from a script written by Dave Schultz (45 R.P.M.). Principal photography is set to commence this week in British Columbia, Canada. Sarah Lind (Wolfcop), Jakob Davies (If I Stay) and Hugh Dillon (Assault on Precinct 13) have also joined the cast.
Bonkers plot to this, no doubt, straight-to-Netflix, Sunday afternoon, wonderfully low budget affair is:
The year is 2030. Global warming has wreaked havoc in parts of the American Midwest. In its attempt to take hold of the economic recession, a government agency called The Humanity Bureau exiles members of society deemed unproductive and banishes them to a colony known as New Eden.
An ambitious and impartial caseworker Noah Kross (Cage) investigates a case appealed by a single mother (Lind) and her son (Davies). Knowing the unjust fate of the innocent boy, Kross sets off to save the lives of the mother and child and to expose the truth about The Humanity Bureau’s secrets once and for all.
Apparently, THE HUMANITY BUREAU will be shot with something called the Barco Escape multi-screen, panoramic movie format which, despite sounding utterly made up, will apparently offer "the ultimate immersive cinema experience that fully surrounds the viewer in the movie experience". Portions of the films will also be shot in Virtual Reality. THE HUMANIY BUREAU also marks the first film where Nicolas Cage appears in Barco Escape and Virtual Reality. So, don't worry, the film doesn't have to be very good because it's filmed with technical gadgetry and so that's meant to get our bums in the seats.
I, personally, have less and less patience with the likes of 3D and whatever the highly polished ass the "Barco Escape multi-screen, panoramic movie format" is and, while I'm feeling open and honest, the sound of virtual reality (the next gimmick to no doubt get us to spend $30 a ticket or whatever) doesn't exactly light my fire either. Taxi Driver, Apocalypse Now, John Carpenter's The Thing - none of these films needed any of that crap to make them amazing and I would suggest that the LAST film that needs such gimmickry is a Nic Cage, made in Canada, straight to Red Box and Netflix film but heigh ho...
If Cage is in it then I will no doubt get round to it!