Someone asked me, “What’s a cinematic match made in heaven?” Nicolas Cage starring in a Sion Sono film! Guess the heavens have answered and next month Elysian Film Group will release Prisoners Of The Ghostland, watch the UK Trailer. The high-octane, post-apocalyptic tale of redemption and uprising that marks celebrated Japanese director Sion Sono’s first English-language film.
Described as the ‘wildest movie ever’ by Cage himself with plenty of lashing if intense absurdity. The Cagemeister himself plays Hero a prisoner who is sent on a mission to rescue the Governor’s grand daughter. If he can do it within five days he’ll get his freedom, if not the bomb around his neck will detonate and kill him.
Bonkers is the understatement of the year when it comes to this film.
In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber (Nicolas 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 five days, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman— and his own path to redemption.
The film also stars Sofia Boutella, Nick Cassavetes, Bill Moseley, Tak Sakaguchi, and Yuzuka Nakaya.
Prisoners Of The Ghostland will be released in the UK and Irish Cinemas (plus Digital) from 17th September. On 28th August the film also be part of Arrow Video FrightFest, [info/Buy Tickets].