Nicolas Cage has been taking on quite a few interesting film roles as of late, most notably being films like 2018’s Mandy and 2019’s Color Out of Space, with Mandy already gaining a cult following. Just taking a glance at some of the movies he has coming out and you can definitely see that he’s doing what he wants to do at this point in his career. Whether that’s good or bad remains to be seen, but the first trailer for his latest film, Willy’s Wonderland, shows that it’ll be fun to witness it.
The synopsis for the film reads:
The Janitor (Cage) finds himself stranded in a remote town. Unable to pay the repair shop to fix his Jeep, he agrees to work off his debt by spending the night cleaning Willy’s Wonderland, an abandoned theme park full of animatronic characters that were once a beacon of fun for children to play with.
But Willy’s Wonderland carries a dark secret that The Janitor is about to discover. He’s been lured into a deadly trap, or rather, a living nightmare, as the Wonderland’s animatronic characters come to life to destroy him. The Janitor is forced to fight his way from one monster to another, trying to survive until morning.
And The Janitor doesn’t play nice.
As you can see from the trailer, the movie will undoubtedly draw comparisons to Five Nights At Freddy’s (it already is) but we’d like to think of it more as Nicolas Cage v. Evil Animatronics – with a hard R rating. And honestly, when you think about it, what’s not to like about that?
The film, which was originally titled Wally’s Wonderland, also stars Emily Tosta, Beth Grant, Ric Reitz and Chris Warner and is directed by Kevin Lewis and was written by G.O. Parsons.
Willy’s Wonderland releases worldwide on February 12th.