Nic Cage has pushed the limits of acting in the past — but with Outcast, his new movie coming out next week, he's redefining acting completely. Just watch the Shatnerian delivery of "I AM the White Ghost!" and the bizarre line-reading of "Their blood will be ON OUR BLADES!" It's just... sublime. Watch the trailer for yourself!
Seriously. Watch the trailer. You owe it to yourself:
So Cage is The White Ghost, a bandit in ancient China who wears a topknot on his head, and he hates the corrupt warlord who's taken the throne. So he has to team up with Hayden Christensen, in his most Anakin-esque role since Anakin, to take the throne back for the rightful heir, a 14-year-old boy. Mostly, though? Insane stunts. Cage laughing like a madman. Ridiculous hijinks.
Here's the official synopsis, in case you needed more info:
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.
And here are some more stills: