In a somewhat surreal announcement, it appears that Lionsgate has acquired Action No. 1 , a comedic film written by Reno 911! creators Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon that follows the true events involving the theft of Nicolas Cage’s Action Comics #1.
The story would follow a group of self-proclaimed nerds who plan to steal Cage’s prized copy of Action Comics #1, which features the very first appearance of Superman. As the real-life story goes, the book was stolen back in 2000 and miraculously turned up among the contents of an abandoned storage locker 11 years later. After being properly identified through its CGC serial number, the book was returned to the actor and went on to break sales records this past November after being sold for $2.1 million at auction.
Interestingly enough, the film was written with Nicolas Cage in mind to portray himself. At first, we laughed at the notion that this would ever work. Then, as the wheels began to turn in our heads, we realized that this would be absolute genius if they pulled it off. Come on, Nic Cage playing himself in a comedy? GOLD.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem likely that Cage will be taking the part and despite early speculation that Jason Statham might be stepping into the roll, that rumor was quickly shut down as well.
What do think? Could this be an entertaining enough film to enjoy?
via [ THR ]