Dog Eat Dog, the all-new collaboration between director Paul Schrader and Nicolas Cage, is yet to nail down a release date to call its own, but that hasn’t prevented Arclight Films from drumming up excitement.
Buoyed by the movie’s appearance at Cannes earlier in the year – where it divided critics right down the middle – today brings forth a new trailer for the mob thriller, introducing moviegoers to Cage and Willem Dafoe’s partners in crime.
Above all else, the one thing that has us most excited for Paul Schrader and Nicolas Cage’s latest is the fact that the former holds full creative control over Dog Eat Dog – news that ought to offset fears that Schrader and Cage are in for another disaster in the vein of The Cold Dying of the Light.
Released via Lionsgate two years ago, the feature was a textbook example of studio meddling gone awry, with the end result being a woeful, largely forgettable experience. Here’s hoping this upcoming release heralds a return to form.
There’s currently no release plan to report for Dog Eat Dog, but we’ll keep you posted if and when Arclight Films zeroes in on a launch window. For now, check out the official logline, below.
When three desperate ex cons are offered a job by a Mexican mob boss, they know they should refuse, but the payoff’s too rich to turn down. All they have to do is kidnap the kid of a colleague who’s ripping the mob boss off. But the abduction goes awry when the kidnappers are forced to kill an unexpected intruder who turns out to be the child’s father – the very man the mob boss intended to extort. Now unwelcome in the underworld and on the run for murder, the ex cons find themselves as the most wanted fugitives in the City of Angels. And each vows that none of them will ever go back to prison. No matter what the cost.
Source: First Showing