By: John M Jerva
There’s no denying that Nicolas Cage is one of the most interesting actors in film today. The one time action hero of such genre classics as The Rock, Face-Off and Con Air has certainly been making some risky ventures with some paying off like the critically acclaimed Mandy.
Well this new thriller from Mr. Cage should continue the steak as the name alone sets it apart from other films. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Willy’s Wonderland (AKA Wally’s Wonderland).
The Janitor (Cage) finds himself stranded in a remote town. Unable to pay the repair shop to fix his Jeep, he agrees to work off his debt by spending the night cleaning Willy’s Wonderland, an abandoned theme park full of animatronic characters that were once a beacon of fun for children to play with.
“But Willy’s Wonderland carries a dark secret that The Janitor is about to discover. He’s been lured into a deadly trap, or rather, a living nightmare, as the Wonderland’s animatronic characters come to life to destroy him. The Janitor is forced to fight his way from one monster to another, trying to survive until morning.
“And The Janitor doesn’t play nice.”
I told you so. Doesn’t this one sound like all kinds of fun. The film is helmed by Kevin Lewis from a script penned by G.O. Parsons with a supporting cast that includes Emily Tosta (Party of Five), Beth Grant (No Country For Old Men), Ric Reitz (The Resident) and Chris Warner (Machete).
I don’t know about you hit watching Nic Cage take on psychotic animatronic killing machines sounds like a great way to spend a weekend night. Cage takes chances and for the most part, it delivers so I can’t wait for first footage from this one.
There’s no release date as of yet but stay tuned and I’ll share first footage with you as soon as it becomes available!