Nicolas Cage Channels his Best Deranged Cop in This Trailer for The Humanity Bureau

Nicolas Cage and Sarah Lind in The Humanity Bureau.
Nicolas Cage and Sarah Lind in The Humanity Bureau.
Photo: Minds Eye Entertainment

In my heart of hearts, Nicolas Cage will always be the traumatized, completely out of his mind cop from the terri-mazing Wicker Man remake. But his act in The Humanity Bureau is a close second.

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In this trailer for the film, a dystopian film slated for release on April 6th, Cage shows the full range from authoritative rage to “My god, what have we done?” horror. It’s hard to know what to make of this movie—anything with “New Eden” as a name for an actual narrative element can’t be taken that seriously. But there’s some interesting stuff here: evil resettlement colonies, running from the government... uh, drones.

But, of course, I’m mostly just here to see Nic Cage be Nic Cage. And he does not disappoint. Watch below.

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Cage’s decline as an actor has been hard to watch, both literally and figuratively.

If you are under 35, decent shot you’ve never watched some of the films that make it so sad: Raising Arizona, Peggy Sue Got Married, Wild at Heart, and especially, Leaving Las Vegas.

I’m trying to think of someone else who has had a decline that’s been as precipitous.