Nicolas Cage To Punch Climate Change Right In The Face In ‘The Humanity Bureau’

This is the poster from Left Behind, but it seems apt here.

Nic Cage has been having a busy month, with three movies coming out in the same week (including the deranged Army Of One), and now he’s lined up his next paycheck, because dinosaur auctions are expensive.

Deadline reports Nic Cage will star in sci-fi The Humanity Bureau, which starts shooting this week in Canada. Quiet Earth adds that parts of the movie will be filmed in virtual reality. We’re not sure what that entails, but Nic Cage in virtual reality is something we can’t believe didn’t happen already.

Here’s the official synopsis:

The year is 2030. Global warming has wreaked havoc in parts of the American Midwest. In its attempt to take hold of the economic recession, a government agency called The Humanity Bureau exiles members of society deemed unproductive and banishes them to a colony known as New Eden.

An ambitious and impartial caseworker Noah Kross (Nicolas Cage) investigates a case appealed by a single mother (Sarah Lind) and her son (Jakob Davies). Knowing the unjust fate of the innocent boy, Kross sets off to save the lives of the mother and child and to expose the truth about The Humanity Bureau’s secrets once and for all.

Well now I have to apologize for my headline, because it appears Nic Cage doesn’t punch climate change right in the face. Unless that’s the twist ending. Ooo, maybe he’ll channel his pet cobra or fight a giant spider in the third act. It’s just a classic Man vs. Nature story. Don’t tell me you don’t want to see Nic Cage fight climate change (somehow) in virtual reality. Man, they really dropped the ball here with all this stuff about casework and government agencies.

(Via Quiet Earth and Deadline)