Your next Nicolas Cage-starring dose of movie WTF-ery is on the way with Willy’s Wonderland, which is like a Fifty Nights at Freddy’s movie with The Cage.
This craziness has Cage playing a loner who, after breaking down in a remote town, agrees to clean an abandoned fun centre in exchange for money to fix his car. He’s soon trapped inside, facing blood-thirsty possessed animatronic mascots. Hell yeah!
It looks utterly bonkers, and potentially a good bit of fun if the mayhem is well crafted and there’s an amusing level of self-awareness. Keen, although one qualm with the trailer is that Cage’s character seems to be more of the quiet type, which could mean there’s less of Cage’s signature ‘losing it’ speeches than this writer would like. We’ll see what we’re in for!
Willy’s Wonderland, directed by Kevin Lewis (whose previous credits include small indies you’ve probably never seen like The Drop and Malibu Spring Break) and also starring Emily Tosta, Beth Grant, Ric Reitz and Chris Warner, among others, will be hitting select US cinemas, digital and on demand on February 12th.
Official synopsis for Willy’s Wonderland:
A quiet loner (Nic Cage) finds himself stranded in a remote town when his car breaks down. Unable to pay for the repairs he needs, he agrees to spend the night cleaning Willy’s Wonderland, an abandoned family fun center. But this wonderland has a dark secret that the “The Janitor” is about to discover. He soon finds himself trapped inside Willy’s and locked in an epic battle with the possessed animatronic mascots that roam the halls. To survive, he must fight his way through each of them.