New TV Spot and Preview Clip from Drive Angry Starring Nicolas Cage
01.18.11 by BJSprecher
Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage's new supernatural movie, Season of the Witch, is a big bomb at the box office and Summit Entertainment seems determined to avoid the same fate by hiding the supernatural elements in the latest Cage "vehicle," Drive Angry.
The movie tells the story of Milton (Cage), a damned soul who escapes from hell to save his granddaughter from being sacrificed by the same cult that murdered his daughter. Pursued by Satan's "Accountant" (William Fichter), Cage must "drive angry" if he has any hope of rescuing his granddaughter before he is sent packing back to the pits of hell. Based on the premise, one would think that the movie would be chock-full of supernatural elements, but there are none in sight in the new TV spot and preview clip Summit recently released to promote the movie.
This new TV spot makes the movie look like a straight retro revenge movie, with not even a hint of the supernatural in evidence.
And, the outlandish action in this new preview clip would probably be more palatable if it was made more clear that the characters have supernatural powers (of course, that still wouldn't help the somewhat wonky CGI).
Drive Angry was written by Todd Farmer and directed by Patrick Lussier, the duo behind My Bloody Valentine 3-D. Amber Heard and Billy Burke also star.