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“Cage Finds Himself In Next”

Nicholas Cage is producing and appearing in “Next”, yet another Philip K. Dick adaptation, this time from the short story “The Golden Man”. The story is about the government hunting down and extinguishing mutants, because of the threat they generally pose to normal people, and how they come across a silent golden man who sees the future as an extension of the present. Like most of these adaptations, they’re going to feck it up, but the question is how much? Well, they’re making the silent, super-evolved golden beast (a metaphor for the aryan ideal, both Indian and facist) into a speaking Nicholas Cage, he of the Roger Moore eyebrows. Huzzah!

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  1. grilly

    wasn’t that the twist that they’ve just gone and wrecked? that he didn’t speak because he didn’t have the brain power? and despite being beautiful and superhumanly strong and fast, ultimately it was just a beast that looked like a man? AND WHAT MAKES A PERSON ‘HUMAN’ ANYWAY? ((c) the estate of pkd)what would be fun, and similarly needless, would be a film of the jacques brel (covered by both the sensational alex harvey band and scot walker) song ‘next’ (these lyrics of the alex harvey version: Naked as sinAn army towel, covering my bellySome of us weep, some of us howlKnees turn to jelly, but Next! Next!I was just a childA hundred like meI followed a naked bodyA naked body followed me, Next! Next!I was just a child when my innocence was lostIn a mobile army whorehouseA gift of the army, free of cost. Next! Next! Next!Me, I really would have liked a little bit of tendernessMaybe a word, maybe a smile, maybe some happiness, but Next! Next!Oh, it was not so tragicand heaven did not fallBut how much at that timeI hated being there at all, Next! Next!I still recall the brothel trucks, the flying flagsThe queer lieutenant slapped our arsesHe’s thinking we are fags. Next! Next! Next!I swear on the wet headof myFirst case of gonorrheaIt is his ugly voice that I forever fear, Next! Next!A voice that stinks of whiskey, corpses and of mudThe voice of nationsThe thick voice of blood, Next! Next!Since then each woman I have taken into bedThey seem to lie in my armsAnd they whisper in my head, Next! Next!Oh, the naked and the deadCould hold each other’s handsAs they watch me dream at nightIn a dream that nobody understandsAnd though I am not dreaming in a voice grown dry ‘n’ hollowI stand on endless naked lines of the following and the followedThe Next! Next!One day I’ll cut my legs offI’ll burn myself aliveI’ll do anything to get out of life, to surviveNot ever to be next, Next! Next!Not ev….er… to be next, not ev…………er…..ahh


  2. Grill

    lol. Yes, that’s the point. Though, of course, Nicholas Cage could surprise us by agreeing not to act and adopting a great big blonde Heseltine wig….got a plan yet bro..? 😉


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