Lionsgate closed out CinemaCon with assist from Nicolas Cage in his most Nicolas Cage function but. The studio confirmed off the primary footage from The Insufferable Weight of Large Expertise (April 22, 2022), the meta-comedy by which Cage performs a model of himself.
The crimson band trailer is Cage fully unleashed, taking part in into the general public myths which have sprung up round him. The trailer opens with highlights from Cage’s illustrious profession, after which cuts to the fictionalized Cage, who retains getting rejected from roles. Lastly, he calls his rep to say he’s retiring: “Inform the trades it was an amazing honor to be part of storytelling and mythmaking.” It’s an emotional second, solely his rep doesn’t hear, as a result of they’ve unhealthy cellular phone reception within the Hollywood hills.
When all is misplaced, Cage’s agent (Neil Patrick Harris) presents him with an possibility: a $1 million payday to attend the birthday celebration of a superfan. Cage frightened the superfan would require one thing bizarre, maybe one thing sexual, however was assured that wasn’t the case. That fan seems to be a drug cartel lord (Pedro Pascal) who has a wax statue of Cage full along with his golden weapons from Face/Off. Cage presents to purchase it from him on the spot for $20,000. Issues worsen when CIA brokers (together with one performed by Tiffany Haddish) inform Cage his new good friend is a drug lord.
Sharon Horgan, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, Lily Sheen additionally star. Tom Gormican directs the movie.
Lionsgate additionally supplied a primary take a look at Moonfall, the catastrophe pic from Independence Day filmmaker Roland Emmerich. Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson and Josh Gadd star within the catastrophe movie, by which the moon is on a collision course for Earth. The trailer options the Emmerich-appropriate tagline “in 2022, the moon involves us.”
The opening scene options Berry and Wilson’s characters in area in 2011 on a satellite tv for pc restore mission that rapidly goes awry when particles from the moon hits, sending their ship right into a violent spin. The digital camera then zooms in to the moon, the place a storm is brewing.
The studio additionally touted its upcoming slate with temporary seems to be at Borderlands, Jennifer Lopez’s Shotgun Marriage ceremony and the information that the faith-based soccer drama American Underdog would debut in theaters at Christmas.
Echoing a chorus from CinemaCon by which theater homeowners have been extra frightened than ever in regards to the well being of their business, Lionsgate movement image chair Joe Drake said, “Motion pictures in theaters are right here to remain.”