Nicolas Cage is getting the 3D treatment.
The actor has signed to star in "Drive Angry," a revenge action movie that Patrick Lussier will direct for Nu Image/Millenium Films. Michael De Luca is producing with Adam Fields.
Written by Lussier and Todd Farmer, the story centers on a man (Cage) driven by rage who is chasing the people who killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby. The vendetta/rescue spins out of control as the chase gets bloodier by the mile, leaving bodies strewn along the highway.
Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short, Avi Lerner and Boaz Davidson are executive producing for Nu Image/Millennium, which is planning to begin production in April in Louisiana; the company has a new $10 million studio in Shreveport, La.
"Angry" will be the first foray into 3D for Nu Image/Millenium and marks a return to the format for Lussier. The director, who got his feature start editing horror movies for Wes Craven, last directed "My Bloody Valentine 3D," which grossed $51 million domestically this year.
For the CAA-repped Cage, "Angry" is the third collaboration with Nu Image/Millenium. The latest, "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans," hits the festival circuit beginning with Telluride before going on to Venice and Toronto.