Friday, July 8, 2022

“Highfire” – Nicolas Cage Playing a Dragon in “True Detective Meets Swamp Thing” Series

There’s a lot to take in here so bear with us. Deadline reports that Nicolas Cage is voicing a vodka-drinking dragon in an upcoming series for Paramount+ that’s titled “Highfire,” an adaptation of Eoin Colfer‘s novel that’s being described as “True Detective meets Swamp Thing.” What does that even mean? We have no idea, but we’re going to need it immediately.

Deadline details, “The genre-bending, live-action series Highfire is a gritty crime-thriller with doses of magical realism. Its central character, Highfire (Cage) is a vodka-drinking, Flashdance-loving dragon who lives an isolated existence in the bayous of Louisiana.”

Here’s a longer plot synopsis…

“Once upon a time, dragons ruled the earth and Lord Highfire ruled the dragons from his eyrie. But this is not once upon a time, this is now, and now all Lord Highfire rules is his shack in Louisiana’s Honey Island Swamp. Highfire has become plain old ‘Vern’ and, by day, he hides out among the alligators, watches cable-TV and drinks obscene amounts of vodka to pass the time. It isn’t much of a life but he’s alive to live it, and Vern is prepared do whatever it takes – even if its violent – to preserve his own hide. When Vern’s world collides with a human teen named Squib, who becomes mixed up in some trouble while running booze for the local mob, their mutual struggle for survival becomes entangled in the most unlikely of friendships.”

Davey Holmes (“Get Shorty”) is adapting the novel for the small screen.

Cage will executive produce in addition to starring in the MGM series.

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