Yes, this movie is real. Yes, you should be excited about it.
Nick Powell sits in the director’s chair for Primal, an upcoming indie action film that stars Nicolas Cage as a big-game hunter for zoos who has booked passage on an Hispanic freighter with a fresh haul of exotic and deadly animals from the Amazon.
Oh and also on the freighter is a political assassin being extradited to the U.S in secret, who escapes and releases the captive animals, throwing the ship into chaos.
Deadline reports today that Famke Janssen has signed on to co-star alongside Cage’s big-game hunter, playing a neurologist lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.
Richard Leder wrote the script. Filming begins April 10 in Puerto Rico.
Primal is being produced by Luillo Ruiz of The Pimienta Film Company and executive produced by Walter Josten of Blue Rider Pictures.