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Nicolas Cage stands tall on the new “PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND” poster

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

And he gives Sion Sono’s genre-blender his seal of approval.

RLJE Films will release PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND September 17 in select theaters and on VOD and digital platforms. Directed by Sono from a script by Aaron Hendry and Reza Sixo Safai, it also stars Sofia Boutella, Nick Cassavetes, Bill Moseley, Tak Sakaguchi and Yuzuka Nakaya. The synopsis: “In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber [Cage] is sprung from jail by wealthy warlord The Governor [Moseley], whose adopted granddaughter Bernice [Boutella] has gone missing. The Governor offers the prisoner his freedom in exchange for retrieving the runaway. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within five days, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman—and his own path to redemption.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.