In the year 2000, long before we all set up our Nicolas Cage google alerts, and long before Nicolas Cage found a naked stranger at the foot of his bed wearing his leather jacket and eating a fudgesicle, the actor suffered another egregious tragedy — the theft of a rare comic book. Mr. Cage had to wait 11 years, but in 2011 the comic was retrieved from an abandoned storage locker, and finally, in the year 2012, Ben Garant and Tom Lennon had the perfect idea, honestly perfect, these guys are perfect, what a perfect idea, of turning this incredible story into a movie. From The Hollywood Reporter:
Lionsgate has picked up Action No. 1, a heist comedy from writers and Reno 911! creators Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon. The duo also is producing along with Peter Principato and Paul Young.
The story revolves around a group of nerds who attempt to steal Cage’s copy of Action Comics No. 1, the landmark 1938 comic that introduced the world to the Man of Steel.
The part of Cage was written with the real Cage in mind, but at this stage, it’s unlikely that Cage will play himself.
Uh doy, of course it’s unlikely that Nicolas Cage would play himself. How could Nicolas Cage play a parody of himself in this perfect movie, when he has so many terrible movies he has to play a parody of himself in already lined up?! Although no one does “Nicolas Cage” like Nicolas Cage(/Andy Samberg), I’m sure if we put our tiny little pea brains together we’ll be able to think of an adequate replacement. I will go first.
A Scary Mask?
Someone Taking An Improv Comedy Class?
A Circus Conductor?
Michael McDonald As “Stuart” From Mad TV?
Any of those would be great! Do you have any other ideas, or did you just have all of the same ones?