Ever since the trailer debuted a few months back, Mandy has been one of the most intriguing post-summer movies. The action horror film stars Nicolas Cage, giving a trademark crazy performance in a phantasmagorical revenge story. Nicolas Cage is earning positive notices for his performance in the low-budget flick, leading to thoughts that there is more he could do in the low-budget horror space-- perhaps with a company like Blumhouse. Well, Nicolas Cage agrees. He likes what Blumhouse is doing and he'd be up for starring in a Blumhouse movie, as he said:
[Jason Blum's] certainly touched a nerve, and he's having great success. I work with anyone who is enthusiastic and has an understanding of what they'd like to do with whatever my instrument can offer them. I certainly would not hesitate. I think what he's doing is a great concept and the results back that up.
Nicolas Cage sounds like he is very much open to starring in a movie for Jason Blum, whatever it may be. He seems to be very aware of the success Blumhouse is having with low-budget horror, and his confidence in that success and Jason Blum's enthusiasm and vision is why he wouldn't hesitate to star in a Blumhouse production. His comments to Forbes also give you a good idea of how Nicolas Cage views his profession as an actor. He sees himself as an instrument for the filmmaker to use as he or she sees fit and if Jason Blum can use Nicolas Cage in something, he is more than willing to oblige.
Wanting to star in a Blumhouse movie and Blumhouse actually wanting you to are two different things, so Nicolas Cage's desire to work with Blumhouse does not guarantee it'll happen. Fortunately, this fandom goes both ways, and Blumhouse Productions head Jason Blum is excited at the idea of working with Nicolas Cage. And he will seemingly look for an opportunity to do so, as he explained:
And I had no idea that Nicolas Cage wants to work with Blumhouse, I'm a huge fan of his, and I love that he's a huge fan of ours. Seriously, I'd love to have him in a Blumhouse movie; he'd be great. I see him as perhaps a very concerned father of a teenage boy who has had something terrible happen to them. It would be amazing. I'm going to have to figure that out.
While speaking to Forbes, you can tell how psyched Jason Blum is to know that Nicolas Cage is a fan of what he and his company. Blum seems to already be brainstorming story ideas, and what kind of role he could use the Oscar winner for. Jason Blum mentioned something of a more dramatic role for Nicolas Cage, but he is a versatile actor willing to do whatever is asked. So whether it be something serious or something that calls for a crazy Nicolas Cage performance, the actor should have the experience.
Now all that needs to happen is for these two to set a lunch and get the ball rolling on some story ideas. There are no guarantees, but I'd guess Nicolas Cage will show up in a Blumhouse movie sooner or later. Blumhouse has plenty in the works at the moment. This fall sees the release of the Halloween reboot, and Jason Blum also would love to reboot the Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer franchises.
You can currently see Nicolas Cage in Mandy, now playing in limited release. Check out all of this year's biggest films still to come in our release guide.