Thursday, September 17, 2009

Nicolas Cage too good for The Green Hornet?

You probably already know this but Nicolas Cage dropped out of The Green Hornet over a week ago. He was promptly replaced by someone who can actually act Christoph Waltz. Can't say I was remotely disappointed by this news. There hadn't been an exact reason as to why Cage left, but he did finally discuss the reason for his departure with the Canadian Press (via FirstShowing) while promoting Bad Lieutenant at the Toronto International Film Festival:

Cage says he "wasn't interested in just being just a straight-up bad guy who was killing people willy-nilly."

He says Rogen and Gondry "had a different take on the character" and there wasn't enough time to develop the script.

"I had to have some humanity and to try to give it something where you could understand why the character was the way he was but I don't think there was enough time to develop it."
Forgive me while I lol. The guy with Ghost Rider 2 in development and two National Treasure movies in his filmography is concerned about the trappings of two-dimensional characters? When did Cage's desire for a character with some "humanity" suddenly start? I should probably give the guy a break. This is the best news about The Green Hornet I've heard in a long time.

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