Panos Cosmatos, the director of the incredibly underrated Beyond the Black Rainbow, announced himself at the Sundance Film Festival with his action-thriller Mandy, which allegedly boasts a scene with a chainsaw-wielding Nicolas Cage!
“Set in 1983, Cage plays Red Miller, a broken and haunted man, who hunts the unhinged religious sect who slaughtered the love of his life.”
Bloody Disgusting just learned that RLJE Films has acquired all U.S. rights to the highly anticipated action-horror, which currently maintains a perfect 100% critic’s score on Rotten Tomatoes. Our own Fred Topel raved that “Cage wreaks bloody vengeance in the nightmarish Mandy.”
Andrea Riseborough and Linus Roache also star in the film, with Ned Dennehy, Olwen Fouéré, Richard Brake, Bill Duke and Sam Louwyk rounding out the cast for the project.
RLJE Films will release in theaters this summer.
The film is being produced by Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller and Elijah Wood for SpectreVision, Nate Bolotin for XYZ, and Adrian Politowski for Umedia, and is being executive produced by Nick Spicer, Lisa Whalen, Todd Brown, Martin Metz, Peter Bevan, Christopher Figg, and Robert Whitehouse, with Umedia and Piccadilly Pictures financing. XYZ also worked with Cage on Brian Taylor’s Mom and Dad, which played at TIFF.