I think Nicolas Cage only makes weird movies now, and as a fan of only weird movies I couldn’t be more thrilled. The man has an unbelievable ability to elevate anything thrown his way, and films like this are the perfect excuse for the Academy Award winner to cut loose and go hog wild.
This will hopefully continue to be the case as he’s set to star in the comic book adaptation Jiu Jitsu–a movie about an order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters who team up every six years to save the world’s bacon from alien invaders. Cool. The plot sees Jake Barnes (Alain Moussi) injured and struck with amnesia (sigh and also a fart noise), who’s rescued by Wylie (Nicolas Cage) and a crew of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters who have to help Jake reclaim his memories (sigh and another fart noise) and get back in fighting shape to slap those aliens out of our collective back yard.
Amnesia plots are very dumb, but Nicolas Cage using the martial arts to fight aliens is the coolest thing in the world, so I’ll let it slide just this once.
Jiu Jitsu will be directed by Dimitri Logothetis and has no set release date.