Nicolas Cage is officially set to star in a new action film being directed by Simon West called Medallion. These two individuals worked together on the awesome action film Con Air. Since then, Cage has starred in several really bad movies. The last film I actually enjoyed him in was Kick-Ass.
The story is similar to the movie Taken, and Cage plays a father, a former master thief, who has only a few hours to find his daughter when she is kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a New York medallion taxi cab.
It seems like there are several different films with this same plot line being developed in Hollywood right now, where a father sets out on a dangerous journey to rescue his kidnapped daughter. The studios are obviously trying to capitalize on the success of Taken. Maybe some of them will be good, maybe they'll be awful. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
The film is being produced by Millennium Entertainment, and was written by David Guggenheim (Safe House), who used to be a journalist for US Weekly.