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Which Witch Is WITCH?? There's A Teaser For SEASON OF THE WITCH (Unrelated To HALLOWEEN III) Online Now!! Watch Nic As Knight!!

Merrick here...
A while back, we told you about a new Nicolas Cage project in which he'd play a knight charged with transporting a "witch" through treacherous Medieval territory. IGN now has a teaser for the film. Lots of noise and jumpy things here - looking a little lower rent than I'd envisioned upon first hearing the premise. What do you think?

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  • Oct. 22, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Nic Cage needs a career reboot.

    by Stifler's Mom

    Seriously dude, call Spike Jonze again.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Is Nic Cage now a parody of Nic Cage?

    by Baron Karza

    This dude will DO ANYTHING to be on screen..

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Nic Cage is so frustrating as an actor.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    The guy is always at one of the two extremes - absolutely bloody brilliant (Bringing Out The Dead, Red Rock West, Wild At Heart, Raising Arizona, Lord of War) or absolutely fucking terrible (most everything else). I love his work to bits but fuck, I wish he had a better internal censor regarding which projects he picks.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Nic Cage is so frustrating as an actor.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    The guy is always at one of the two extremes - absolutely bloody brilliant (Bringing Out The Dead, Red Rock West, Wild At Heart, Raising Arizona, Lord of War) or absolutely fucking terrible (most everything else). I love his work to bits but fuck, I wish he had a better internal censor regarding which projects he picks.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Looks good to me

    by IamZardoz

    Cage is intersting in pretty much anything he has done, including the copious crappola flicks.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Cage will only get worse now that he's nearly broke

    by JuanSanchez

    or supposedly nearly broke. Accountant apparently made bad investments and over-extended him. Cage claims he lead him to "financial ruin". He made $40 million last year and is in "financial ruin". That's bad. Just about anyone would focus on money jobs only until they get back on track. We'll see Ghost Rider 2, likely National Treasure 3, and a bunch of low rent flicks like Drive Angry that spend most of their budget on his salary.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Cage always brings the goods

    by thot

    He knows what he's good at and what his audience wants. That's why he consistently drums up good box-office. Hard to say how this one will pan out, the trailer is short but sweet. Hopefully, it's not just a paint-by-numbers horror film.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Nicholas Cage: He's got to pick up ever stitch!

    by rev_skarekroe

    Season of the Witch!

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    NIcholas Cage: He Knows Something

    by mattforce7

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 11:33 a.m. CST

    He is not broke, he is in debt.

    by RenoReno

    What he did, to declare financial ruin, is a normal step in the suit he is doing towards the firm (and accountant) that allegedly did wrong about his finances. To get them to pay he has to SCREAM they did wrong and what he is doing is basically saying "look, these guys adviced me so bad that it generated a big debt" that he can pay easily BUT why should he when it was the wrong doing of other people. So you carry that debt and scream financial ruin. Thats all.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Ummm, how come no one remembers this?

    by 0beron0siris

    I've lurked here for years, first posting. Am I the only who knows that Night of the Living Dead director *also* did a film called Season of the Witch? So surprized this hasn't come back, from such dedicated fans...

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    No Tom Atkins, no sale.

    by Phimseto

    Perhaps Nic Cage can put on one of those halloween masks.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Nic Cage is Bankrupt

    by Rene_Belloq_12inch_Figure

    Well, at least his hair doesn't look as fake as in the national treasure movies.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Did I see Ron Perleman in there?

    by Beezbo


  • Oct. 22, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    I hear they kill Nic Cage's character in Kick Ass

    by Squashua


  • Oct. 22, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Perlman is the other main Knight.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    RenoReno - thanks for clearing that up.

    by JuanSanchez

    Couldn't imagine he was out of money.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Cage has done some solid shit lately

    by DangerDave

    Knowing.....Bad LT.....I hope this holds up.....being broke suits him well.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    The lack of Nicholas Cage dialogue in the teaser is telling.

    by Royston Lodge

    Fuck this.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    To be fair, there wasn't much dialogue in the trailer at all

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    "The bees! Not the bees!"

    by BurnHollywood v=v_mW8mBzmHo

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    after seeing "the knowing" and "next"

    by rasALclart

    i realised nic cage knows EXACTLY what he's doing. He's better than ever and doesnt give a fook. HAIL CAGE

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 1 p.m. CST


    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Next is fuckin' horrible. A movie about what DIDN'T happen?!?!? Fuck that. I'd like to see a movie about what DID happen.<p>Who the fuck wants to see 1.5 hours of what COULD HAVE HAPPENED and never learn what DID happen? In a movie called NEXT!!! Oh, wait. According to the box office, the answer is fucking nobody in the U S of A.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    A fucking two hour Dallas dream season

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Staring Nic Cage's toupee! Whoop-dee-doo!

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    "Three more days till Halloween... Silver Shamrock!!!"

    by HarryCalder

    Dammit, I can't get that stupid tune out of my head now... Anyway, did they dig through the Renny Harlin "Exorcist" trash bin to grab some quick shots for this trailer?

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Harlin's Exorcist needed some sharks... or Sam Jackson...

    by JuanSanchez

    or mountains.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Nic Cage signs up for anything

    by IAmLegolas

    Remember back when he used to be a really cool and consistently good indy film actor? I barely do. Then he fancied himself an action hero and it was all downhill from there.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    having said that

    by IAmLegolas

    I'll probably rent this since Ron Perlman's in it.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Wouldn't any of us be an action hero if we got the chance?

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Remake the real Season of the Witch...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...and change the Silver Shamrock jack-o-lantern from a television ad to a viral web-marketing thingie.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    But who could replace Tom Atkins?

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Well, if we restrict the choices to out-of-limelite horror actor

    by Royston Lodge

    Matthew Lillard<p> Freddy Prinze Jr.<p> Jaime Kennedy<p> Etc...

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Wow... those suggestions make me sick.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Kudos to Nic Cage's Hair Piece for "Strong Acting..."

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...hopefully, he'll win a little gold hairpiece someday.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Juan: I WAS kidding...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...but, on the other hand, didja catch Matthew Lillard's guest-spot on Law & Order:CI? Creepy!

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Nick: Don't Listen. You and I will always have CON AIR.

    by cookylamoo

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    "The head ! Cut off the head,.."

    by Gorosaurus

    "..., no, not the bees ! Not the bees !!!"

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    I can't believe anyone liked 'Next'


    That movie sucked sweaty goat taint. It was a loose notion sewn together with the weakest of threads..then dipped in molten shit and served at room temperature with a side of willem defoe's severed cock. Be fucking serious people. Stop accepting garbage...which is all he puts out: Wicker Man, Bangkok Dangerous, Knowing. He does horseshit...just admit it to yourselves.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Looks like more patented Nic Cage BULLSHIT

    by SpawnofAchilles

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    if you want to read a book that will give you

    by emeraldboy

    nightmares. read the burning of bridget cleary. all true.!

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Nic cage...

    by emeraldboy

    or hollywoods fave elvis impersonator!

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Just a matter of time before Nic goes to tv

    by cromulent

    Law and Order: CSI: Chicago ER: Special Crimes Unit, where Nic plays a hardboiled CSI that doesn't take shit from no one especially from his ex-wife who just happens to be part of his team and is pregnant with the Chief of Police who is gay for Nic. Fucking A, now that's a show!!

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Nic Cage in BloodRayne 4

    by kafka07

    only Uwe Boll will hire Cage from now on.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 4:48 p.m. CST

    CSI: Des Moines, starring Nic Cage

    by estacado1

    There are lot of ways to kill somebody with corn.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    RE: 0beron0siris

    by Neosamurai85

    Actually I thought of the Romero film before Halloween III as well, I just didn't get here till now.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    As for the trailer

    by Neosamurai85

    I hate to admit it, but I liked it. It looks like shit, but at the same time like the kind that could be fun with a cold beer. Nic Cage has been producing a lot of shit this decade and I feel he needs to slug it out for awhile the b-movie muck to think about what he's done. Bees indeed.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Vampire's Kiss 2 - Electric Boogavamp

    by cromulent

    vampires are hot again these days. THrow in some 80's breakdancin' - can you say HIT?

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Finally a movie that Cage SHOULD be

    by MacReady452

    wearing a hairpiece. It is so much easier to accept him when the hair is justified. I actually like the look of this. thanks for the book tip emeraldboy. i do want nightmares

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    yes Nic Cage is a twit, but I'm a sucker swords

    by FamousEccles

    and hot evil bitches. plus Hellboy is in it and he makes everything better.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    the opening of next

    by rasALclart

    is the bomb. the rest so-so. Mr Cage has done it all, he's had the heights, nowhere to go but spectacularly sideways

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 8:26 p.m. CST

    oh and p.s.

    by rasALclart

    my friend saw him walking on dartmoor moors last week. he says it was the highlight of his life. true story

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 9:02 p.m. CST

    NEXT=what I say when I see it is on Encore

    by MacReady452

    BTW-how strange that a movie no one wants to see is on a station called Encore.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    NIC CAGE does a movie a week apparently.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST

    I heard Jettl93 did the new wig for Nic Cage

    by BillboeFett

    That reminds me of the time I watched Bangkok Dangerous at the stickyfoot theater. I was sitting in the theater next to C-No and gay Tom Cruise, I turned to C-No and said "that looks like Jettl93 quality work". Kurt Russell then laughed, so I knew it was ok.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST

    To keep the budget down

    by MacReady452

    Cage and the witch share a wig. You will never see them in the same shot together.

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    Adaptation and Weather Man..

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    were his best films ever, I give the guy credit, but he needs to stop taking shitty roles. This video basically sums up one of his other abortions...

  • Oct. 22, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST

    I don't hate Nic Cage

    by YackBacker

    He's a pretty fantastic actor, to be honest. But he's like the kid in school that is bored with homework and fucks off too much. He'll be fine, just give him some time.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    I'm convinced Nic Cage has made over fifty movies,

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    In the past two years. How is this possible? Could he possibly have a twin? <p> Matchstick Men was the best movie I seen him in a while, <p> I heard Port Authority was decent

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST


    by emeraldboy

    has just put up the 50 most entertaining star endorsed adverts. you have to check out three of them. nic cages sankyo ads and the penultimate one with the govenator. and you simply have to see arnies ad to believe it. go check it out. oh and theres a lost star advertising a phone sex line. no really.

  • Oct. 23, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Kurt Russell already did it

    by Cletus Van Damme


  • Oct. 23, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    They should call it instead...

    by Jamie McBain

    Nicholas Cage, Witchfinder General!

  • Oct. 24, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    the phone sex ad..

    by emeraldboy

    is evangelline lily!

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 5:27 a.m. CST

    shame on ye

    by aintsobad

    Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell, Robert Sheehan, Claire Foy, Ulrich Thomsen, Stephen Graham and Christopher Lee. a cast like that and ye are writing it off already. tut, tut.