Given the amount of buzz already flying around the most-talked about, most-anticipated, most-memed movie of the moment, Nicolas Cage’s latest project, ‘Willy’s Wonderland’ needs little introduction.
Whilst the legend that is Cage might have enjoyed a more varied career than most actors, we think it’s safe to say his latest outing shares little to no similarities to any role he’s tackled to date. Helmed by Kevin Lewis (The Method, The Third Nail) and penned by actor/writer G.O. Parsons, ‘Willy’s Wonderland’ sees “The Janitor” (Cage) obliged to spend one night cleaning up an abandoned theme park full of animatronic characters that were once a joy to the kids of the town, but which now hold a dark secret. As night falls, these once happy mascots come to life and they’re out for blood. If only they’d seen some of Cage’s previous movies, they’d have known what they were up against.
With the “Cage Rage” bar about to be raised even higher when ‘Willy’s Wonderland’ arrives in theatres and on digital platforms this February 12, SCREAM caught up with the man behind the mayhem, Parsons, who revealed just how invested Cage has been since he first set eyes on the script and how this might not be the last time we cross paths with The Janitor…
Words: Howard Gorman