It looks like Nicolas Cage will be the harbinger of his own demise in an upcoming epic about a schoolyard time-capsule! We get the scoop today from the professionals at Variety:
Nicolas Cage is set to star in “Knowing,” a thriller to be directed by Alex Proyas. Summit Entertainment will fully finance and distribute the pic, which begins production March 17 in Melbourne.
Cage will play a teacher who examines the contents of a time capsule unearthed at his son’s elementary school. Startling predictions in the time capsule that have already come true lead him to believe the world is going to end at the close of the week and that he and his son are somehow involved in the destruction.
I enjoy films that involve the post apocalypse, but on occasion a pre apocalypse film will hit the spot. One of the best films I have seen about an earth nearing completion is Last Night rent it, it is a Canadian classic. I hope this film ends in doom, why waste a film about a neigh apocalypse just to have everything turn out alright.
With so many schoolyard time capsules in the dirt beneath us, I think it is a cool idea to use one as a divining tool for events to come. I want to see Nick Cage wrestle for meaning with the trinkets he finds. I want him to consider the hidden warning of a Cabbage Patch doll that is wearing an eye-patch, has a pentagram carved in its chest with the words “the usurper” written on the small of its back. I want to see crazy stuff in this time capsule; and I want the interpretations to be wild and outlandish.
I hope the ending of this film is closer to The Mist than it is to War Of The Worlds. But we will have to wait and see.