Nicholas Cage is just bonkers in The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Simply nuts. It’s a performance from the guy who ate a live roach in Kiss of the Vampire, not of the guy who made National Treasure 2. And I’m hoping that’s the guy who shows up on the set of Patrick Lussier’s Drive Angry. Shock Til You Drop got the film’s synopsis and it’s kind of batshit – definitely a post-Crank motion picture:
Drive Angry stars Nicolas Cage as Milton, a hardened felon who has broken out for one last chance at redemption. Hell bent on stopping a vicious cult of fanatics who murdered his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice his infant granddaughter beneath a full moon. Milton must use his anger to go beyond all human limits in order to save his last connection with humanity.
He’s joined by Piper, a young sexy-smart waitress who liberates her ex-boyfriend’s cherry red muscle car in order to help Milton. Now, the two of them are hot on the trail of the charismatic Jonah King and his murderous followers. King will throw every one of them faithful under the wheels of Milton’s turbo-charged Black ’71 Challenger, to fulfill hist destiny and unleash hell on earth.
But the bloodthirsty cult is the least of Milton’s problems. The police are after him, too. And worse. An enigmatic killer known only as “The Accountant.” The Accountant knows what Milton is trying to and and simply doesn’t care. With wicked cunning and hypnotic savagery, the Accountant will relentlessly pursue Milton at high speed across the forgotten back roads of the American south.
Fueled by high octane and pure rage, Milton and Piper must battle the onslaught of King’s disciples, avenge his murdered daughter, and save his granddaughter before his last chance at redemption is revoked.
And it’s going to be in 3D. Lussier and My Bloody Valentine 3D screenwriter Todd Farmer wrote the script; this movie is why Lussier dropped from/postponed Halloween 3D, and I have to say that this sounds like a fucking hell of a good choice.