There’s a new Nicolas Cage movie coming out next month the trailer does not disappoint. Per Weekly entertainment, “Nicolas Cage is John Wick, but with one pig“But since I’ve never seen one of them John Wick Movies, All I can say for sure is that Nic Cage mumbles the phrase “who’s got my pig” in this trailer.
As I can see from the trailer, Cage is a lonely truffle hunter in the Pacific Northwest who lives alone in the woods after something bad in his life as a professional chef. “I remember every meal I’ve ever cooked,” he mumbles. “I remember everyone I have ever served. You live your life for them and they don’t even see you. You don’t even see yourself. ”(The trailer seems to hint at some celebrity in Cage’s previous life, but a chef who remembers every single customer he served probably didn’t serve that many people?)
No matter. There is the problem of a kidnapped pig. Truffle-related crimes are actually real and quite scary – shout out to Ryan Jacobs’ amazing book The truffle underground – and this one is ~ personal ~ because it’s Nic Cage’s pig, you see? This pig seems to be the only company Cage has out in the woods, and as Cage puts it, “someone stole them”. He has to find it, even if it means defying the scary, mean world of fine dining [checks notes] Portland, Oregon. The film was shot in Portland in the fall of 2019 (for a Portland resident who was very enthusiastic about this film, the restaurant shown in the trailer is likely a redesigned interior of sauce box, dasbox closed in September 2020; that’s a sign of Bailey’s Troom, that also closed, across the street.) Other restaurants that are expected to appear in the movie, at least if the “Special Thanks” section in the news release is a reference, include Le Pigeon, Ground Kontrol, and Skyline Tavern.
As Cage’s character points out in the trailer, “We don’t have a lot of things that really interest us.” We can take care of it pig however, which will be in theaters on July 16: