Lionsgate is making a movie about Nic Cage's Action Comics No.1

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Some of you may only know Nicholas Cage from such fine works as “Shrieking in a high pitched voice!” and “Pretending that your entire face is covered in bees!” or even that timeless classic, “Punching a wiccan woman in the face while dressed as a bear!” but the Bird-Haired One is actually also a massive comic book geek. So much so that he once paid $150 thousand for an incredibly rare copy of Action Comics #1, which features the first appearance of Superman.

However, 12 years ago that comic was stolen from Cage’s home, only to be inexplicably discovered in a storage locker last year, and eventually being auctioned off for a record breaking $2.16 million. Now Lionsgate are making a fictionalized movie about the entire bizarre affair.

Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant – the creators of the hilarious police comedy show, Reno 911! – have been handed the reins to the project, so you can expect that this will be taking a less than serious approach to the story.

HeatVision reports that the tale will be revolving around a bunch of comic book geeks as they plan and execute the robbery, while Lennon and Garrant are apparently hoping that Cage will be willing to play himself in the satirical tale. And although the article indicates that this may not be likely, I don’t see why not. Clearly, when it comes to things of a Superman nature, Cage has never had any issue with making a fool of himself.

Last Updated: March 9, 2012

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Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions – but very little sleep – I’ve been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

  • That sounds absolutely brilliant. Something in the same goofy vein as Fanboys. 

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