“My parents are going to kill me”. That’s a standard line from any number of teen movies, but it’s taken literally in this glorious comic horror from writer-director Brian Taylor (the Crank franchise), here reuniting with star Nic Cage after Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
True to Taylor’s frenetic style, Mom and Dad wastes no time in getting down to business. An unexplained epidemic has caused every parent to have violent, murderous impulses towards their own children, despite remaining seemingly normal in all other aspects. After a superb early sequence in which dozens of parents gather ominously at a high school before attacking their offspring, the focus narrows to the Ryan family: Mom Kendall
Fans of Nicolas Cage at his nuttiest may have a new favourite movie when Mom and Dad screams its way into multiplexes this weekend. Directed by Brian Taylor, who previously worked with Cage in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance along with filmmaking partner Mark Neveldine, it’s a crazy tale of parents driven to attack and kill their children when a bizarre hysteria takes hold of their suburban neighbourhood.
Cage and Hellboy actress Selma Blair are two of those parents, who come up against kids with some Home Alone know-how that makes it more of a fair fight than you’d expect. If that sounds like a tough sell – and it does – then you won’t envy Taylor, who got on the phone with Flickering Myth
This was all revealed by Brian Taylor in a recent interview. As he tells it, Ghost Rider should be presented in R-rated form and the original Spirit of Vengeance script, which was written by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Blade), was very much the version of the character that fans deserve to see. Here's what he had to say about it.
"I think that Ghost Rider should be a rated-r,
Chatting to Flickering Myth, the filmmaker touched base on David S. Goyer’s hardcore screenplay, which presumably would have formed the basis for at least one of the Nicolas Cage-fronted Ghost Rider movies. But as Taylor concedes, one of his biggest career regrets is not making the case for an R-rated adaptation, as he firmly believes that if he had the opportunity to produce the original script, the end product “would’ve been a classic.”
I think that Ghost Rider should be a rated-r, horror character. The original script that David Goyer wrote for that movie, which was actually written almost a decade before the first Ghost Rider film, was a hardcore, rated-r horror script and it was awesome.
Then, in the time
Known for their off-the-wall filmmaking style and twisted sense of humor, Taylor and his frequent writing/directing collaborator Mark Neveldine made a name for themselves with the extremely R-rated Crank movies (starring Jason Statham) and sci-fi thriller Gamer in the 2000s.
Taylor, who directed 2011 sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance with regular collaborator Mark Neveldine, said the current TV incarnation of the character has “no interest” for him and said he regrets not having the chance to make the movie R-rated, saying the original, harder script by David S. Goyer was “awesome”.
Speaking to us in order to promote his new film Mom and Dad, which also stars Ghost Rider actor Nicolas Cage, Taylor said his “biggest regret” about Ghost Rider was not pushing for an R-rating.
He said: “I think that Ghost Rider should be a rated-r, horror character. The original script that David Goyer wrote for that movie, which was
During an interview with Variety, Cage was asked whether he can still see himself donning the tights as Superman one day, and – as you’d expect – he believes the time has well and truly passed, responding simply: “No, not at all.”
Whether he’d be interested in voicing the character in that rumoured animated adaptation… well, who knows?
Cage also went on to give his opinion on the latest DC blockbuster Justice League, stating that: “I thought it was fun. That’s all I’m going to say.”
The interview also turned to Cage’s much publicised love of comic books,
What's really going on in Mom and Dad? The movie doesn't bother answering that, at all. In a small town, parents want to kill their kids. And that's the premise. Brian Taylor, of Neveldine and Taylor, writes and directs this as a solo mission. He's one half off the team responsible for Jason Statham
Daily Dead recently caught up with Taylor, and he discussed making Mom and Dad and handling the more controversial aspects of the film’s story, using dark humor to confront the conflicting nature of parental responsibilities, and re-teaming with Cage. Taylor also briefly chatted about his new series Happy!, which currently airs on Syfy on Wednesday nights (and is absolutely worth your time).
Look for Mom and Dad in theaters and on digital platforms this Friday, January 19th, courtesy of Momentum Pictures.
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“The Marvel [Studios] movies, I just don’t understand at all,” said Taylor. “I have to be honest, they seem very long to me. I’ve got to be careful the way I say this. I just don’t get them. I’m kind of bored with them and I just don’t find them particularly entertaining. I think they’re really well made in terms of craft. The action is really good. They’re technically really great. They have a lot of actors that I love.
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The filmmaker, who was partly responsible for the trainwreck that was Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, recently aired his thoughts on the films that Marvel Studios has been putting out lately. Though he tried to word things carefully, he wasn’t afraid to get blunt, saying that he’s bored with what he’s been seeing.
“The Marvel [Studios] movies, I just don’t understand at all. I have to be honest, they seem very long to me,” Taylor told ComicBook.com. “I’ve got to be careful the way I say this. I just don’t get them. I’m kind of bored with them and I just don’t find them particularly entertaining. I think they’re really well made in terms of craft. The action is really good.
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, and would later screen at Fantastic Fest later that month and at the Stiges Film Festival last October. The film also stars Anne Winters as Carly Ryan, the daughter of Brent (Nicolas Cage) and Kendall Ryan (Selma Blair), Zackary Arthur as the youngest Ryan child, Josh, Olivia Crocicchia as Carly's friend Riley,
This is the high concept premise of Brian Taylor’s (Crank, Gamer and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) Mom and Dad, in which a teenage girl and her little brother must survive 24 hours during which a mysterious and unexplained mass hysteria causes their parents (played by Nic Cage and Selma Blair) to turn into bloodthirsty monsters. The awesome first trailer was released just the other day, and now, we’ve got this gallery of hi-res stills that indicates that we’re definitely due for some prime Cage craziness – which is absolutely fine by me!
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“They brought you into this world,” the trailer warns. “Now, they can take you out.”
Written and directed by Brian Taylor, the black comedy centers on a teenage girl and her younger brother’s attempt to survive a 24-hour period when all of the parents in the city are out to kill their children.
In the clip, Cage and Blair start as seemingly normal suburban parents who are complaining about their self-centered kids when they suddenly become violent. Parents then ambush the school yard with murderous intentions, while the news reports widespread attacks on children. At one point, Cage is seen eerily singing the “Hokey Pokey” while swinging a sledgehammer and hunting for his kids inside their home.
“Mom and Dad” marks a return to film for Blair, who has largely chosen TV roles in recent years.
Cage and Taylor
Following its initial reveal on Yahoo!, you can now watch the new Mom and Dad trailer below. Will you be watching it this January?
"Momentum Pictures will release Mom & Dad in Theaters, on VOD and Digital HD on January 19, 2018.
Mom & Dad stars Oscar winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Raising Arizona), Selma Blair (Hellboy, Cruel Intentions), Anne Winters (“13 Reasons Why,” #RealityHigh), and Zackary Arthur (“Transparent,” The 5th Wave). Written and directed by Brian Taylor (Crank, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), the film marks his first solo effort as a writer.
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