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By News Editor     May 12, 2007
Source: MTV

Nicolas Cage in NEXT (2007).
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MTV News reported yesterday that Nicolas Cage has signed to play Al Capone in THE UNTOUCHABLES: CAPONE RISING.

Brian DePalma will once again be directing.  Cage will be playing a younger version of the character (Capone) played by Robert DeNiro in the 1987 film.

Filming will begin in October. 


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CappyMorgan 5/12/2007 2:13:48 PM
Um, wow, I like Cage, but he is the LAST person I would have chosen as Capone. Do we really need a prequel for this film? I'd rather see a cool adaptation of Bendis' Elliott Ness/serial killer story that followed the events after the Untouchables.
theCOLLECTOR 5/12/2007 4:02:58 PM
Are you serious?!?!?! Untouchables TWO?!!? With Nic Cage as Al Capone? I cannot even believe that. This movie is so not needed. I love Untouchables. It is one of my favorite gangster movies. Great.....another useless sequel.
Captmathman 5/12/2007 4:53:22 PM
This is a wild card. There's an outside chance it could do rather well, but it sure ain't no shoo-in.
laforcer69@yahoo.com_home 5/13/2007 5:40:27 AM
theCOLLECTOR...Only useless to you and a few others, that's a broad generalisation, just because you think something is useless does not mean everyone does...I for one will see how it comes along and with DePalma directing who is by the way great at directing drama I think it has a good chance...This will not spoil or ruin the way I think about the original movie, that is why I don't mind remakes or even sequels or prequels because I will always love the source material wether it be book or film...
MetalWatero 5/13/2007 6:44:12 AM
And the jokes keep coming!!! Nicolas Cage can't act, and is getting progressively worse, with every movie, these days. He won't even allow certain critics to review his films in advance, that's how bad his movies have become. Hollywood's welfare for the rich and the well connected continues!!!
snallygaster 5/13/2007 9:14:12 AM
I find it a bit ironic that Cage is going to play the younger version of Capone. DeNiro was 43 when The Untouchables was released in 1987. Cage will be at least 44 before this movie makes it to theaters. Not that Cage can't pull it off, but I'm just pointing out the irony...
almostunbiased 5/13/2007 1:57:03 PM
The untouchables is a great movie, even a classic. I think this is a horrible idea.
wessmith1966 5/14/2007 8:06:01 AM
I loved the Untouchables; one of my favorite films. What made that film work wasn't the Capone character, but Ness and his journey with Malone and his "Untouchables" as they played a kind of chess match with Capone. The villain was great because we only really saw bits and pieces of him and DeNiro was simply brilliant. I can't really see that this movie's going to be able to tap into what made the original great, so this is just going to be another gangster movie that's going to use the name to get people into the theater. I'm not saying the movie's going to be bad. I like DePalma's films; I just don't expect the lighting to strike twice.
godsonfilm 5/14/2007 8:27:57 AM
Being that it is a prequel and done so many years after the original, I doubt it is supposed to be comparable to the previous. I would expect it to be more of a unique film experience with an entirely different approach and style. I trust DePalma, so I have no concerns about it.
TKay42one 5/14/2007 2:25:58 PM
Huh...doing a sequel to a good movie that was made 20 years ago? Maybe if all you people out there didn't love "Superman Returns" so much they would stop making sequels after 20 years and just do another adaptation of the story. And godsonfilm, I admit that Brian DePalma has had an impressive career of making pretty decent - great movies, but have you SEEN "Mission to Mars"? I don't trust ANYBODY in Hollywood anymore.
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