The latest Nicolas Cage effort (hitting select theaters on 2/6) may not be on your radar, despite the inclusion of Hayden Christensen, but if this genre has any pull for you, you might want to check it out.
The directorial debut of long-time stunt coordinator and frequent second unit director, Nicholas Powell, Outcast should have the recipe for a wild ride locked up. Now, the trailer may not be showcasing the best the film has to offer (or, it might be actually), and anything that looks and feels remotely like this sort of throwback to ’80s cheese could also swing toward unwatchably awful, but sometimes these things turn out to be entertaining gems.
I’m not incredibly keen on the trailer’s lost metaphor line, “There blood will be on our swords,” which apparently aims at spinning a common turn of phrase into something deeper, and instead makes it meaningless, but you can’t have everything.
Check out some new images and the trailer below, and let me know what you think. Possibly fun, or goofy mess?
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When the heir of the Imperial throne becomes the target of an assassination by his despised older brother, the young prince must flee the kingdom and seek protection. His only hope for survival is a reluctant war-weary crusader named Jacob, who must overcome his own personal demons and rally the assistance of a mythical outlaw known as The White Ghost. Together they must fight side by side in an epic battle to return the prince to his rightful place on the throne.