New Teaser Trailer for Drive Angry 3-D Starring Nicolas Cage Reveals a Hint of the Supernatural
07.26.10 by Ryan
When reports announced last year that Nicolas Cage was going to team up with director Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine 3-D) on a revenge movie called Drive Angry, no mention of the supernatural was mentioned. Now that the trailer for Drive Angry that debuted at the San Diego Comic-Con is online, everyone can see that one of Cage's first lines is "hell already is walking the Earth." Literally.
Only a hint of the supernatural is evident in the trailer, no traces of it could be found with the early announcements of the movie. Lussier told Collider that this was something he and screenwriter Todd Farmer did on purpose.
Before we made the movie, it felt like a little early to reveal that. so we wanted to wait until we were further down the road. And then, when we were shooting it, ... Nic plays this character who is just a force of nature. He’s not just, you know, a guy. He’s beyond that.
But what is Cage's character exactly? Lussier explains that he's a villain doing a hero's work.
Amber [Heard’s] character throughout the story, she discovers more about him. She asks him specifically, "Are you a murderer? Are you this? Are you that?" His response is, "Yes." Milton [the name of Cage's character, and yes it is a literary reference to Paradise Lost] is a bad man doing a good thing. He is seeking redemption, he is seeking retribution. He is trying to make up for some of the inadequacies of his life before he ended up getting sent away... we wanted to make a film about a guy who was a total badass who was a bad guy, who was ruthless and relentless but who’s goal and cause were noble.
At the Drive Angry Comic-Con panel, Cage talked about his propensity to play mysterious characters.
It's no secret I like characters that raise more questions than answers. He's still a mystery to me in many ways...He doesn't do drugs, but he does enjoy a bit of sugar now and then.