Nicolas Cage is an artist. No…he’s an experience. And with every movie that he does, he evolves into someone bigger, badder, and more interesting. And that’s we’re not even shocked or surprised that he’s playing a vodka-drinking dragon in the adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s novel Highfire.
The description from Deadline makes things even better. According to them: “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.”
If that doesn’t sound like a cinematic masterpiece then we don’t know what is. Seriously, we thought Willy’s Wonderland was absolutely wild and pushed the boundaries of storytelling. But Highfire looks ready to blow that out of the water when the TV series premieres on Paramount+. And we’ll be watching.
Read the official synopsis here:
“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.”