Nic Cage, the famous dinosaur-skull baron who’s willing to die for honor and thinks it’s terrible that young children are forced to eat each other, is set to re-team with Con Air director Simon West, and you’ll never believe the story this time. Get this: Cage will play a reformed crook who has to use the skills he learned in the life he left behind to save his daughter from kidnappers. Wait, is this plot suitable for a movie? It seems so untested.
MEDALLION follows a father, a former master thief, who has only a few hours to find his daughter when she is kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a New York medallion taxi cab.
David Guggenheim, the former Us Weekly journalist who segued into screenwriting when he sold his high-profile spec Safe House wrote the script. [THR]
I like this “Nic Cage’s Medallion” idea, but does it have to be a movie? I think it’d work better as a still photo. Or maybe instead of chasing after his daughter, he’s chasing after a medallion. “I KNOW IT SOUNDS CRAZY, BUT I GOTTA GET TO THAT MEDALLION!”, he could say.
“If you’re looking for money, I can tell you that I don’t have money. What I do have is an albino king cobra, a couple dinosaur skulls, and a Lamborghini that once belonged to the Shah of Iran. Would you consider a trade?”