Development Roundup: Nic Cage stars in Prisoners of the Ghostland, Iron Fist season 2 wraps, and more

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May 11, 2018

Nicolas Cage is no stranger to films with outlandish premises and over-the-top action. He’s made a very good career out of those movies. But his next project sounds like it may be one of Cage’s wildest projects to date.

According to Deadline, Cage has been lined up to star in Prisoners of the Ghostland, the first English language film by Japanese director Sion Sono. Cage is playing a notorious criminal named Hero, who will be sent on a mission to find a girl who has been kidnapped and taken into a dark supernatural universe during the post-apocalypse. After following the girl’s captors to the enigmatic Ghostland, Hero will have to break the curse that binds him to her if they have any hope of escaping. 

There’s a lot to unpack in that description, but it sounds like it could be a very amusing story. Plus, we can’t wait to see the strange facial reactions that Cage will use in this film! 


After a seven month shoot, Finn Jones has posted a message that reveals Iron Fist Season 2 has wrapped up its production. Until Marvel’s Inhumans came along, Iron Fist was routinely called the worst of the Marvel live-action TV series. However, Jones’ message for fans seemed to imply the show has gone in a very different direction this season. He added that Season 2 will be “unlike anything seen before.”

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Iron Fist season 2 is expected to debut on Netflix in 2019.



Earlier this month, it was announced that Arrow star Paul Blackthorne is leaving the CW’s superhero drama after six seasons. Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we now know that Blackthrone is coming to NBC for The InBetween, a new show that sounds like Ghost Whisperer meets Medium meets iZombie. Harriet Dyer plays the main character, who has the ability to speak with the dead and help them resolve their problems. Dyer’s character is also convinced to use her powers by her longtime friend (this is probably the role that will be played by Blackthorne) to help him solve murders. 

Robert Zemeckis’ Manifest is another supernaturally tinged series coming to NBC. It’s about the passengers of a routine flight who discover that five years have passed since they boarded their plane. While many of the passengers struggle to reconnect with their daily lives, others begin to realize that they have greater destinties to fulfil. 

Both Manifest and The InBetween will likely premiere in NBC’s 2018-2019 TV season.