New Trailer and Official Synopsis for Drive Angry Starring Nicolas Cage
10.15.10 by BJSprecher
Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage has admitted to having an attraction to playing "characters that raise more questions than answers," but perhaps he should have said that he has a propensity for playing characters at odds with the devil. In Ghost Rider, Cage played Johnny Blaze, a stunt rider who attempts to break a contract with an incarnation of the devil called Mephistopheles (played by Peter Fonda), a role he will reprise in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. In his latest movie, Drive Angry, Cage plays Milton, a damned soul who defies the devil to escape from hell and save the life of his granddaughter.
The supernatural plot elements of Drive Angry were a mystery for a long time, with even the first teaser trailer looking simply like a '70s revenge movie. However, the new trailer and the official synopsis of the movie that were recently released make it clear that Cage will be dueling with the demonic once again.
Here's the official synopsis of the movie:
Nicolas Cage is Milton, a hardened felon who has broken out of hell for one last chance at redemption. Intent on stopping a vicious cult who murdered his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice her baby beneath a full moon.
He’s joined by Piper (Amber Heard)—a young, sexy waitress who liberates her ex-boyfriend’s cherry-red muscle car in order to help Milton. Now, the two of them are hot on the trail of the deadly leader of the cult, Jonah King (Billy Burke), who believes it is his destiny to use the baby to unleash hell on earth.
But the bloodthirsty cult is the least of Milton’s problems. The police are after him too. And worse, an enigmatic killer known only as "The Accountant" (William Fichter)—who has been sent by the Devil to retrieve Milton and deliver him back to hell. With wicked cunning and hypnotic savagery, the Accountant will relentlessly pursue Milton at high speed across the country until his mission is accomplished.
Fueled by high octane and pure rage, Milton must use his anger to go beyond all human limits to avenge his daughter’s murder, before his last chance at redemption is revoked.
Drive Angry was written by Todd Farmer and directed by Patrick Lussier. It opens in 3D on February 11, 2011.