Nicolas Cage and John Cusack appear set to reunite (after previously teaming up for Con Air) this fall, when shooting begins on the serial killer thriller The Frozen Ground.
The project, which is a fictionalized accounting of the life of Alaska’s most notorious serial killer, is set to start shooting in Anchorage, Alaska later this year. Sources close to the project state that Cusack is currently in talks to take on the role of Robert Hansen, a serial killer who abducted 24 women in a 12-year span, flew them to isolated wilderness locations, and hunted them for sport. Sounds like a delightful individual…
Cage, meanwhile, is playing a dedicated Alaskan State Trooper who finds Hansen’s one surviving victim and sets out to capture the madman. No word yet on whether or not Cage will don a bear suit at any point during the movie, but the film is set in Alaska and the wilderness. The potential is certainly there.
The Frozen Ground is set to be helmed by first time filmmaker Scott Walker (who also wrote the screenplay) and should be out sometime in late 2012 or early 2013 if everything goes according to plan.
We’re intrigued by the project – Cage and Cusack may not be the box office draws they once were, but both are still capable of quality work (at least we hope so, in Cage’s case). The true crime angle and outrageousness of the scenario are more than enough to pique our interest. We’ll keep you updated on this one as it moves into the production phase.