Brian Keene’s ‘The Cage’ Film Adaptation Gets A Kickstarter

Brian Keene’s ‘The Cage’

We’re seeing a lot of adaptations of books happening these days (which can be good or bad, depending on your point of view) and the most recent one is an adaptation of Brian Keene’s novella, The Cage, backed by a Kickstarter campaign this month. It’s got what looks like a decent cast—although I’d only heard of Zach Gallagan (Gremlins, Hatchet 3)—and includes FX master Jeremy Selenfriend (Boardwalk Empire, Chernobyl Diaries, Amazing Spiderman - 2) doing the creature effects. It's directed by Jon D. Wagner (Anniversary at Shallow Creek, All Cheerleaders Die) and the promo video includes Brian Keene threatening a reader. What more could you want?

They’re obviously keen to get going and while this may seem like the usual Kickstarter marketing bumpf, it sounds promising.

What we see in The Cage is the potential to unleash a film on unsuspecting audiences who have grown accustomed to run of the mill CGI filled Hollywood clones. The Cage is something different, something that will shock and scare you and leave you wanting more. A movie that fans will want to revisit again. Talk about. Fight over. Wonder when they’re going to get a playset based on the film. A movie that, due to the nature of it’s setting, and our fantastic Cast/Crew coming aboard for less money and lots of passion, is geared for the lower budget, without losing quality.

There’s already hype being generated on the interwebs and they’ve reached about 17% of their $85,000 goal in a little over a week. If you haven’t read it, here’s a teaser:

It's closing time at BIG BILL'S ELECTRONICS, but the employees will not be going home. Simon has arrived. He needs 6 people, cooperation optional, to participate in making it a very special night. What will follow for the captives is an unimaginable secret of viral, inhuman corruption. An ancient secret that threatens to enslave an unsuspecting world. They will have to revert to their most savage, primal instincts if they hope to survive the night, but when the truth is revealed…Death may come as a mercy.

But what do you,the fans, think? It looks promising, but here’s that video if you want more.

Dean Fetzer

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Dean Fetzer is originally from a small town in eastern Colorado, but has lived in London, England, for the past 21 years. After a career in graphic design, he started a pub review website in the late 90’s; He left that in 2011 to concentrate on his thriller writing, as well as offering publishing services for authors, poets and artists. When not writing - or in the pub - he can be found in the theatre, live music venues and travelling.

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer October 11, 2013 - 6:15am

I love Brian Keene, and I have high hopes for this. I've been to the kickstarter page several times trying to decide at just what financial level I love Brian Keene.