PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND: Ninjas! Gunfire! Swords! Tak! Nicolas Cage is a Black Clad Cowboy-Samurai in the New Trailer for the Insane Genre Mashup!

By: John M Jerva

Well the moment we have all been waiting for, even if you didn’t know you were waiting, is here as RLJE Films has just dropped the insane, and I do mean insane new trailer for Nicolas Cage’s latest off the wall, balls out action-horror film Prisoners of the Ghostland. Really it’s got Cage as a black clad cowboy-samurai so is there anymore reason to watch this film? I thought not! Do yourself a favor and view this tease directly below!

Prisoners of the Ghostland is set in the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town where a ruthless bank robber (Cage) is sprung from jail by wealthy warlord The Governor (Moseley), whose adopted granddaughter Bernice (The Mummy’s 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 three days, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman—and his own path to redemption.

Sofia Boutella (The Mummy), Nick Cassavetes (Face/Off), Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Franchise), and Yuzuka Nakaya (The Forest of Love). The biggest thrill for me in this one is that Japanese bad ass Tak Sakaguchi also has a part in it and here’s hoping that he is utelized to his fullest. Tak is best known for the cult classic Versus as well as Re:Born and the ambitious one take samurai flick Crazy Samurai: 400 VS 1.

This movie marks the English language debut of Sion Sono‘s (Why Don’t You Play in Hell)  and it’s been hailed as Cage’s wildest ride yet. The prolific actor made a statement to the fact in a past interview: 

It’s out there. I wear a skintight black leather jumpsuit with grenades attached to different body parts, and if I don’t rescue the governor’s daughter from this state line where they’re all ghosts and bring her back they’re gonna blow me up.

To satisfy you until the film’s release, check out our man Anthony Francis’ take on the film where he called it “an explosion of genres and styles that is entertaining and inventive.” Read his full review here!

I all know that we are talking about Donnie Yen’s Raging Fire right now but if this doesn’t become my favorite film of the year just by the trailer alone, I don’t know what will. Ninjas, Samurai. Explosions, gunfire, fisticuffs, sword fights, Tak, Nic Cage! You name it, it’s in here.

RLJE Films is ready to unleash Prisoners of the Ghostland in theaters and on VOD as well as digital on September 17th so mark your calendars accordingly!

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