3 December 2012 8:31 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

I can’t really say anything about Nicolas Cage’s oeuvre that hasn’t already been said in this College Humor video, so I won’t bother. I will say, however, that in terms of Internet satire accurately predicting the future, recent news of Cage agreeing to star in a reboot of “Left Behind” puts that video in the rare air of a certain Onion article published on the eve of George W. Bush’s inauguration. If you’ve never heard of “Left Behind,” it is a series of novels that fictionalizes the events following the rapture. The books are very popular among evangelical Christians, having sold over 60 million copies, and the first two novels in the series were adapted into films starring banana enthusiast Kirk Cameron. In the first book, millions of people disappear from the world instantaneously, leaving those “left behind” to search for answers amid the resulting chaos. »

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