AceShowbiz - Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair go homicidal in horrifying first trailer for "Mom and Dad". Momentum Pictures has released the first footage of the upcoming black comedy via Yahoo Entertainment. It shows how the parents are pit against their own kids in the most violent way imaginable.
Cage's character Brent and Blair's Kendall can be seen in the over-two-minute video doing their morning routine with their kids, Carly (Anne Winters) and Josh (Zackary Arthur). The trailer then jumps to scenes where Brent and Kendall, along with other parents of the kids' friends, turn violent as they try to attack their children.
One scene shows Brent singing an expletive-laced rendition of "The Hokey Pokey" while repeatedly swinging a sledgehammer. He is then seen, along with his wife, chasing their children around their house, which is a complete mess due to the couple's aggressive, raging behaviors, with intent to murder them.
The trailer is also filled with pull-quotes that play up Cage's involvement, with one of them declaring the film features "Nicolas Cage in full on nutzoid mode!" Many praise Cage and Blair for playing such unhinged characters in the flick, which one critic describes as "a twisted remake of 'Home Alone' on bath salts."
Rated R, "Mom and Dad" follows a teenage girl and her little brother who must survive a wild 24 hours, during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violent on their own kids.
The film is written and directed by Brian Taylor, the man behind Syfy's "Happy!" and the "Crank" movie series. It marks a reunion between Taylor and Cage, who worked together on 2011's "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance".
"Mom and Dad" also stars Olivia Crocicchia, Brionne Davis, Theresa Cook and Samantha Lemole. After having its premiere in the Midnight Madness section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, the film is set to arrive in theaters across the nation and on VOD on January 19.