Momentum Pictures just released the official trailer and new poster for the dark comedy/horror film, Mom and Dad. The trailer features Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair as parents who turn violent and attempt to kill their own children.
Mom and Dad marks the first feature film written by Brian Taylor (Crank, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) without his filmmaking partner, Mark Neveldine. Brian Taylor also directed the horror comedy which had its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival. Mom and Dad currently sits at 85% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with The Hollywood Reporter’s Leslie Felperin calling it a “deliciously lurid throwback.” IndieWire’s Ben Croll points out Mom and Dad features Nicolas Cage in “full on nutzoid mode.”
During a recent interview with Screen Crush, writer/director Brian Taylor described what it’s like working with Nicolas Cage. The two previously worked together on Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and reunited for this twisted horror film. “The geekiest way I can describe it, it’s like being Cyclops [from X-Men]. He’s got that visor, because if he takes it off, the skyline will be cut down,” stated Taylor. “That’s Nic. Nic is like Cyclops, and you’re the visor, letting it out in little pieces so that you don’t f—ing destroy people. And then, every now and then in those moments where he goes full werewolf, you just take the visor off.”
In addition to Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Raising Arizona) and Selma Blair (Hellboy, Cruel Intentions), the cast of the R-rated thriller includes Anne Winters (13 Reasons Why, #RealityHigh) and Zackary Arthur (Transparent, The 5th Wave). Momentum Pictures is targeting a January 19, 2018 release in select theaters, VOD, and Digital HD.
The Plot: Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair star in this pitch-black horror-comedy about a worldwide mass hysteria where, for 24 brutal hours, parents turn violently against their own children.