The Old Way Trailer
The Old Way Trailer

Venerable actor, Nicolas Cage, seeks revenge in the new trailer for his new action-western, The Old Way. Nephew of famed director Francis Ford Coppola, Cage began his career in the early 80s with the comedy classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High and starred in such hits as Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, and Leaving Las Vegas. Unfortunately, the actor found himself facing significant financial trouble by the mid-2000s, owing the IRS over $14 million in back taxes. Since then, he took on numerous roles in movies of varying quality. However, in recent years, Cage has managed to work his way back on top with strong compelling performances in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Pig, and as a narcissistic version of himself in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

Saban Films (via People) has released a trailer for the action-packed western, The Old Way. Cage stars as Colton Briggs, a cold-blooded killer who attempts to settle down and live a peaceful life with his family. After his wife is murdered by outlaws, Colton partners with his 12-year-old daughter to exact their revenge on the men responsible. Watch The Old Way trailer below:

With several strong roles in relatively recent unique independent films, including the action-horror Mandy, the Lovecraftian thriller Color Out of Space, and Michael Sarnoski’s well-regarded Pig, Cage’s career is looking stronger than ever. Up next for the actor is Butcher’s Crossing, the only other western in the actor’s long career. Based on the John Edward Williams novel of the same name, Cage takes the role of Miller, an experienced mountain man who leads a dangerous buffalo-hunting expedition into the wild. Although the film has already premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, no release date has been set.

In a break from his recent dramatic fare, Cage also has a couple of comedies on his slate. He is set to star as Count Dracula in Renfield from The Lego Batman Movie director, Chris McKay. Cage is also currently filming Dream Scenario, a comedy starring Michael Cera, Tim Meadows, and Julianne Nicholson.

For 30 years, Cage’s career has remained strong as he has built an impressive resume of acclaimed performances, racking up multiple nominations from prestigious associations and earning a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Leaving Las Vegas. His unique and unconventional approach to his characters results in performances that have truly stood out among his peers. Although there have been a few films of his that have garnered less-than-favorable reviews from both critics and fans, Cage has continued to challenge himself in his craft, taking his career in new directions. The Old Way appears to be no exception as Cage rides into a new genre with guns blazing.