Psychological thriller The Surfer is heading to the Cannes marketplace, whilst Nicolas Cage is heading into territory both old and new.
We’ve never seen Nicolas Cage surf before and that alone seems like a good enough reason for somebody to buy The Surfer and get it made. Fret not though, for although a surfing Cage – pictured here in Ghost Rider – might be an as-yet unproven prospect, The Surfer will also allow Cage to do what audiences love seeing him do best: go nuts.
The project is currently being shopped around at Cannes, with the synopsis reading as such:
In The Surfer, when a man (Cage) returns to his beachside hometown in Australia, many years since building a life for himself in the U.S., he is humiliated in front of his teenage son by a local gang of surfers who claim strict ownership over the secluded beach of his childhood. Wounded, ‘The Surfer’ decides to remain at the beach, declaring war against those in control of the bay. But as the conflict escalates, the stakes spin wildly out of control, taking ‘The Surfer’ to the edge of his sanity.
Lorcan Finnegan will direct from a script by Thomas Martin. If we had our way, this would be funded and shooting as of right now, which is why we probably should stick to playing film studio simulation games rather than trying to run the real thing. But we can’t be the only ones looking forward to Cage getting hair extensions again and doing an Australian accent, can we?
We’ll bring you more on The Surfer as we hear it.
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