Nicolas Cage can turn just about anything into a quirky gem, and recent years have seen the actor bringing his own particular brand of crazy to a handful of films that wound up being more fun than they had any right to be. An all-too-brief teaser trailer has dropped for WILLY’S WONDERLAND, and it’s 15 seconds of greatness. Check it out above and keep your fingers crossed that we’ll be getting a longer trailer before too long.
WILLY’S WONDERLAND finds Nicolas Cage starring as a quiet drifter who is tricked into taking a janitorial job at the now condemned Willy’s Wonderland, but his mundane task suddenly becomes an all-out-fight for survival against wave after wave of demonic animatronics. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, director Kevin Lewis said that WILLY’S WONDERLAND is “a fun, wacky, crazy rollercoaster ride movie. Willy’s Wonderland is like a retro-throwback to the ‘80s. I grew up with Sam Raimi and Evil Dead and those kinds of fun ‘80s horror and action horror films. This was made — and I truly mean this — this was made by a fanboy for all the fanboys and -girls. A producer friend of mine, Jeremy Davis, brought me the project, and we both fell in love with it. We worked on it, we got Nic attached, he really fell in love with the project, and saw our vision of it, and we got it going. Nic’s been a fantastic partner on this movie. It’s vintage Nic. He just brings so much to this movie. I think people are going to really dig it.” Lewis added that they shot the film in Atlanta at the start of the year and were able to wrap just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down. It’s also possible that we haven’t seen the last of demonic animatronics as Lewis teased that “if the movie gods decide it, I think there’s many more adventures for Willy and his gang.“
WILLY’S WONDERLAND is expected to debut in 2021.