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January 19, 2011
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Apparently there’s some new Nicholas Cage film coming out, in which he plays a tortured soul escaped from hell to wage war on demons and rescue his daughter and granddaugher..

No it’s not a Ghost Rider sequel.

It’s called Drive Angry, due to be released in February and it’s in 3D.

I don’t know how Nic Cage pulls it off, but he has certainly had the chance to drive some iconic cars in his career, culminating of course with Gone in 60 Seconds, which featured him driving not only the ‘Eleanor’ Mustang GT500, but also many of the other cars which formed the excuse for a plot.

Drive Angry has a very retro feel and the real stars are the cars, probably the most interesting element of the whole file, the most prominent being the classic Dodge Charger.

Of course, you may well remember another film featuring a memorable chase involving a 2nd generation Charger, only in this film it was the baddie, and Steve McQueen was driving the Mustang chasing it. That film of course was Bullitt, and director Peter Yates, who sadly died last week, could surely teach today’s film-makers a thing or two about atmosphere, style and pacing, not to mention 3 dimensional characters without any need for fancy cameras. Not so good at counting wheel trims, check out how many the Charger (or should I say Chargers?) shed(s)…

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