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Old 03-11-12, 10:17 AM
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Nicolas Cage's stolen Action Comics #1 is being turned into a movie

http://movies.ign.com/articles/122/1220405p1.html

The theft (and eventual recovery) of Nicolas Cage's Superman comic book is going to be turned into a movie.

The Hollywood Reporter says Lionsgate has acquired the script Action No. 1 from Reno 911!'s Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, who will also produce. The story follows a bunch of geeks who steal Cage's prized copy of Action Comics #1 featuring the introduction of Superman.

As THR recounts, "The theft of Cage's comic made real-world headlines in 2000. The issue was missing until 2011, when it was discovered among the contents of an abandoned storage locker. It sold for a record $2.1 million at auction in November. To comic-book fans, the story of the book's theft and its ultimate recovery is as thrilling as any tale of a stolen Monet or Degat."

Although the Nicolas Cage role was written with the real Cage in mind, he's not expected to appear. Jason Statham has been rumored for a role, but THR's sources claim he's not involved.
So two Superman movies for 2013? This and Man of Steel? This might actually be the better of the two as well...
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This sounds incredibly boring. What would it even be? Nick Cage running around his house wondering where the comic is then someone finding.

So who sold the comic? Nick Cage or the person that bought the auction?

Maybe they could work it into a Storage Wars movie where Berry, Dave, Daryl & Jarrod/Brandi are bidding on the auction. YUUUPP!!!
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Jason Statham in a heist film about the theft of a comic book owned by Nicholas Cage? Is it April 1st already?

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Re: Nicolas Cage's stolen Action Comics #1 is being turned into a movie

Color me intrigued.
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Re: Nicolas Cage's stolen Action Comics #1 is being turned into a movie

This could potentially be kind of funny if Nicolas Cage was actually involved, but without him meh..
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Re: Nicolas Cage's stolen Action Comics #1 is being turned into a movie

Originally Posted by Mike86
This could potentially be kind of funny if Nicolas Cage was actually involved, but without him meh..
this.
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Re: Nicolas Cage's stolen Action Comics #1 is being turned into a movie

I guess after the amazing critical and financial success of Kevin Smith and Bruce Willis' stolen baseball card epic, Hollywood needs to attempt to recreate that magic.
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Re: Nicolas Cage's stolen Action Comics #1 is being turned into a movie

Geeks on a heist? Sounds a bit like Fanboys, which was meh at best.
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Re: Nicolas Cage's stolen Action Comics #1 is being turned into a movie

Originally Posted by resinrats
This sounds incredibly boring. What would it even be? Nick Cage running around his house wondering where the comic is then someone finding.

So who sold the comic? Nick Cage or the person that bought the auction?
Not sure, but I think I remember reading that Cage was paid over 1 million on an insurance claim after the theft. So once it was found, the insurance company probably owned it. If so, they made around 1 million on the find.
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Re: Nicolas Cage's stolen Action Comics #1 is being turned into a movie

Originally Posted by ScissorPuppy
Not sure, but I think I remember reading that Cage was paid over 1 million on an insurance claim after the theft. So once it was found, the insurance company probably owned it. If so, they made around 1 million on the find.
Yeah, that's about right. The comic's value is actually only about a million dollars. This particular one only fetched two million because of its status of having been owned by Nic Cage.

I wonder why Cage never bought it back from the insurance company? There are only nine copies in existence that have been CGC graded at 9.0 or above, so it couldn't be replaced easily.
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Re: Nicolas Cage's stolen Action Comics #1 is being turned into a movie

This sounds retarded.

Is stealing from celebrities the new hot plot going around in Hollywood lately?
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Between this and the movie based on the kids breaking into Paris Hilton's house. Guess the next movie will be based on Kim Kardassian's fake wedding to rake in the $$$ & keep he name in the public eye.
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Re: Nicolas Cage's stolen Action Comics #1 is being turned into a movie

Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
This sounds retarded.

Is stealing from celebrities the new hot plot going around in Hollywood lately?
Maybe I'm just spacing them out but has there really been that many films made with this type of plot? Fanboys is the only one I can really think of.
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Terrence Mallick should direct. We could have 20 minute shots of a page of the comic being turned.
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Sounds like it will fizzle like 30 Minutes or Less...although I enjoyed that.
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Re: Nicolas Cage's stolen Action Comics #1 is being turned into a movie

Originally Posted by Mike86
Maybe I'm just spacing them out but has there really been that many films made with this type of plot? Fanboys is the only one I can really think of.
I was referencing the new Sophia Coppola film. There may be more in the future.
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Re: Nicolas Cage's stolen Action Comics #1 is being turned into a movie

Hmmmmm.....a movie about a stolen comic book.......






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Re: Nicolas Cage's stolen Action Comics #1 is being turned into a movie

Everybody is rolling their eyes but it COULD BE a good subject for a COMEDY.
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Originally Posted by Mabuse
Everybody is rolling their eyes but it COULD BE a good subject for a COMEDY.
You should read this post. Apparently not even good as a comedy.
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Re: Nicolas Cage's stolen Action Comics #1 is being turned into a movie

Originally Posted by Mabuse
Everybody is rolling their eyes but it COULD BE a good subject for a COMEDY.
Considering that the script is written by Reno 911!'s Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, it's guaranteed to not only be a comedy, but a completely farcical comedy.


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