July 23rd, 2010
05:59 PM ET
You never know what you'll come across at San Diego Comic-Con.
During a rare moment on Friday where there wasn't an impossibly long line for Hall H, I poked my head in and saw Nicolas Cage and the cast of the upcoming movie, "Drive Angry 3-D. "
After the kid-friendly fun of "Sorcerers Apprentice," Cage is back to action movies in a very big way.
When asked which genre he enjoys, he said, I love it all. I don't want to go through my career with one hand tied behind my back. I like making kids happy, and I like high-adrenaline action films like "Drive Angry."
To say that the movie takes advantage of 3-D would be the understatement of the millennium. In the footage screened for the first time at the convention, fast cars drive at you full throttle and Cage wields a large gun that pointed out of the screen - directly at the audience - on more than one occasion.
With all of the car chases, one cant help but be reminded of Gone in 60 Seconds, though Drive is probably far more violent. At one point, a bullet grazes co-star William Fichtner's character, coming right at the screen in slow motion.
One Con attendee had another past Cage movie in mind, since it involves a man who broke out of hell (as the trailer says). Cage was asked if, after doing "Ghost Rider," he is obsessed with characters trying to fight the devil and break out of hell.
Cage joked, "You mean like this right here?"
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