The internet’s favourite unhinged thespian, the inimitable Nicolas Cage, has lined up his next project – sci-fi martial arts comic book adaptation Jiu Jitsu.
According to Variety, the forthcoming film is based on a comic book of the same name, though no sources on the internet seem able to agree on who originally wrote the book, or even if it’s been published yet.
The film will follow an order of martial artists who team up to fend off evil aliens every six years with their sick jiu jitsu moves. Nic Cage will be the leader of the team, and Alain Moussi (of the Kickboxer franchise) will also star.
Dimitri Logothetis (Kickboxer: Retaliation) will direct the film from a script he adapted himself, alongside screenwriter Jim McGrath (Kickboxer: Vengeance).
On the project, Logothetis said: “Jiu Jitsu is guaranteed to satisfy the millions of martial arts and science fiction lovers across the globe with world class martial artists, stunt men go-to expert Alain Moussi joining superstar Nicolas Cage for some formidable, no holds barred fight sequences set in exotic Burma.”
No release date has been set for the feature. Jiu Jitsu isn’t Nic Cage’s first foray into the world of comic books. He portrayed Big Daddy in Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass, Spider-Man Noir in last year’s Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, and is reportedly vying for a role as Lex Luthor.