Monday 31 January 2011

Nicolas Cage offered the lead in Treasure of Pompeii

This has been all over the internet this weekend:
Nicolas Cage offered the lead in Treasure of Pompeii
From Cemetery Man director Michele Soavi
Nicolas Cage has been offered the chance to star in family adventure Treasure of Pompeii.
The film isn't actually the third installment in Cage's National Treasure franchise, despite sounding quite similar.
Pompeii is described as being close to The Goonies in tone, with the plot centring on "some boys’ adventures in Pompeii, the dead Roman city near the Vesuvius volcano, while searching for a hidden treasure."
There's no word on what role Cage is up for, so he could be playing a concerned dad, a pesky villain, or something altogether different.
Hopefully the film will be closer to the boisterous adventuring of The Goonies than the forgettable code-cracking of the National Treasures.
Read the full article here.

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