Nicolas Cage Says His Character In 'Mandy' Was Inspired By Jason Voorhees

My excitement continues to build for Panos Cosmatos‘ upcoming Mandy and Nicolas Cage just contributed to said excitement even more with his recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Not only will we see Nic Cage exacting revenge on a Satanic cult but he'll also be channeling one of the greatest slashers in horror, Jason Voorhees!

“It was a good chance to go through a narrative and have a transformation of sorts,” said Cage, talking about his character’s development in the film. “Before he drinks that supernatural drug, or whatever it is, his fighting style is more ferocious, is more cat-like and feral. Whereas after the drug, there’s a transformation where he becomes almost like a golem, the ancient Jewish golem that was a supernatural statue that came to life. And I think Panos wanted that. He wanted me to be almost like Jason-esque, you know, from those horror films that were so popular.”

He continued, “Panos and I really both decided what the graph of the performance would be. How much more Jason-esque is he there? Or like a statue there? We built this both together.”

In the film, “Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.”

Directed by Panos Cosmatos who co-wrote the script with Aaron Stewart-Ahn, Mandy also stars Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Ned Dennehy and Olwen Fouéré with Richard Brake and Bill Duke.

Mandy arrives in theaters on September 14th.


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