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Nicolas Cage a Cartoon Caveman Father


You can already name pretty much anything and, chances are, Nicolas Cage has or will play it before his energy returns to the Cageverse. Weatherman, identical twins, convict, cop, adventurer, scientist, guinea pig, angel, John Travolta, fire-covered biker skeleton, terrible lieutenant--he's done them all, and he won't rest until he's done everything else. That is his vow.

The latest addition to his list? Caveman dad:

Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds will play CG cavemen in DreamWorks Animation's "The Croods," a comedy that pits a prehistoric patriarch (Cage) against a forward-thinking outsider (Reynolds).

Cage, who voiced a leading role in last year's "Astro Boy," stars as Crug, who cautiously leads his family beyond his comfort zone after an earthquake destroys their home. While attempting to navigate the dangerous and unfamiliar world, Crug butts heads with Reynolds' nomad, who charms Crug's clan -- especially his eldest daughter -- with his (relatively) modern-minded ways.

"Space Chimps" director Kirk DeMicco shares writing and helming duties with "Lilo and Stitch" creator Chris Sanders, who co-directed DreamWorks Animation's upcoming "How to Train Your Dragon."

Wow, a generational-difference grumpy dad comedy with a high probability for shaky socio-political commentary and wacky anachronisms. If this fails as a film, can we still get it as a Jim Belushi sitcom?

  • December 5, 2012
    With Seth MacFarlane seemingly putting off his Flintstones reinvention plans as he instead reinvents himself as a host/actor, DreamWorks is taking on the task of primitive family entertainment with The Croods, an animated tale about a neanderthal group led by a rougher-to-look-... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2012
    The makers of Shrek have some new ogreish, hard-to-look-at characters ready to charm you through a few sequels and maybe a straight-to-video Christmas special: The Croods, a close-knit family of neanderthals led by staunchly-reclusive patriarch Nicolas Cage. When the clan's pro... / Continue →
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