The trailer for Mandy finally hit today, and it is as bonkers and bizarre looking as I had hoped.
For those of you who haven’t been following it, it’s the second film by Panos Cosmatos, the same director behind Beyond the Black Rainbow. Much like Rainbow, Mandy is set in the 80's, but is more an action/horror movie than his first movie was. For those who haven’t seen his first movie, I highly recommend it. It’s not for everyone, but is a great throwback to the thriller/escape movies of the 70's and early 80's.
I am a huge fan of Black Rainbow, and I have been waiting for years now to see what else this guy can do, especially when working with a guy like Cage. I know Cage is a bit of a walking meme at this point, but the guy has shown himself to be a damn fine actor when paired with the right script and director, and this looks like it may be just what he needed.
If the name “Cosmatos” sounds familiar to you, Panos’ dad is indeed George P. Cosmatos, the same director behind such Stallone classics as Rambo: First Blood Part 2 and Cobra.