A movie about some fanboys stealing Nicolas Cage’s prized comic book worth millions, only to have said comic book show up in someone’s pile of drunk a decade later, is the kind of movie that needs to be made … but only if it stars Nicolas Cage as … Nicolas Cage. Otherwise, what would be the point?
Lionsgate has picked up the script to “Action No. 1” by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon that chronicles the theft of Cage’s prized comic book, Action Comics Issue No. 1, notable for being the very first appearance of Superman. In real life, the comic was stolen out of Cage’s home in 2000, only to resurface in the same condition in an abandoned storage warehouse 10 years later. Cage recently sold that same comic book for a record $2.1 million at auction. (In case you don’t know, the Cagester is a little hard up for cash these days, which probably explains his inability to turn down every single movie role offered to him..)
Curiously, the THR article says that Cage isn’t involved in the movie, which is odd since the movie is about him, with a role in there written specifically for him. But then again, the article also goes to say that Jason Statham is also not involved. Which, er, why would Jason Statham be involved in the first place? Honestly, the article was a little confusing.
The thing to take away from this is that Nicolas Cage isn’t involved. Which is a major miss opportunity. (Also, I don’t think Cage would say no. Heh.) Can you imagine the sheer lunacy of watching Cage play Cage? What will he do? Will he play it straight? Go completely loony? Oh, the possibilities are endless. Make it happen, boys! There is no “Action No. 1” movie without Cage!
Via : THR