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There’s Only One Subgenre Nicolas Cage Isn’t Up For With ‘Midsommar’ Director
By Thanussha Priyah, 10 Sep 2019
Image via Matteo Chinellato / Shutterstock.com
Nicolas Cage has amassed nearly 40 years of acting experience under his belt, and now looks into his next endeavor: to work with the man behind Midsommar and Hereditary, Ari Aster.
In Cage’s recent interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, IndieWire reported that he was thoroughly fascinated with the director’s work after watching his first two feature films.
Cage shifted his focus towards the emerging director when he took notice of Ingmar Bergman’s influences weaved into Aster’s films. He had also heard Aster in a podcast where the director pointed out specific closeups in the 1966 film, Persona.
This was around the same time Cage had just gone through his “Bergman kick” which further amplified his interest to experiment never-been-done-before works in cinema with him.
Though Aster is renowned for his artistically filmed horror flicks, Cage mentioned that there is just one alteration of that genre that he strays away from.
“The thing I really don’t like is what they call ‘torture porn,’” he clarified.
Aster, recognized for his explorations of the complexities of interpersonal relationships, is unlikely to set foot into the world of sadistic violence and gore.
Now that Cage has expressed his enthusiasm, the ball is in Aster’s court. For the rest of us, we can only keep our fingers crossed for the collaboration to materialize.
Get a glimpse of Aster’s directorial tone with Midsommar’s trailer below.
[via VICE, image via Matteo Chinellato / Shutterstock.com]
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