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Nicolas Cage Trains War Hero To Fight Aliens With Martial Arts In Jiu Jitsu Trailer

by : Emma Rosemurgey on : 14 Oct 2020 12:03
Nicolas Cage Trains War Hero To Fight Aliens With Martial Arts In jiu Jitsu TrailerParamount Pictures

Nicholas Cage is known for playing some pretty ‘out there’ characters, but his latest role as an ancient martial arts leader who trains a war hero to fight off aliens might just top the lot.

IGN dropped the trailer for new martial arts fantasy action movie Jiu Jitsu on Tuesday, October 13, and fans can’t get enough of Cage referring to an alien as ‘a poet warrior in the sci-fi sense’.

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It’s quite beautiful, really.

You can check out the official trailer for Jiu Jitsu here:

It kind of looks like Predator, but with martial arts thrown into the mix too.

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Jiu Jitsu is based on a 2017 comic book of the same name by Dimitris Logothetis and Jim McGrath, who also penned the screenplay, and sees Cage star alongside Alain Moussi (Retaliation), Frank Grillo (Captain America: Civil War), JuJu Chan (Wu Assassins) and Tony Jaa (Fast & Furious 7). Logothetis sat in the director’s chair, while Martin Barab and Chris Economides produced.

The plot is pretty much as bizarre as you’d expect, as ‘an ancient order of Jiu Jitsu fighters faces a vicious race of alien invaders in an epic battle for the survival of Earth’.

Moussi plays Jake Barnes, a master Jiu Jitsu fighter, who ‘refuses to face Brax, an indomitable alien creature’, meaning ‘the future of humanity hangs in the balance’.

Nicolas Cage Trains War Hero To Fight Aliens With Martial Arts In jiu Jitsu TrailerParamount Pictures
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Jake becomes injured and suffers from memory loss caused by severe amnesia, and is subsequently captured by a military squad ‘unequipped to fight the merciless intruder who has descended upon the planet’.

Cage’s character Wylie, teamed with an ancient order of Jiu Jitsu fighters, comes to save Jake and help him recover his memory and ‘regain his strength in order to band together and defeat Brax in an epic battle that will determine the fate of mankind’.

The official synopsis for the film reads:

An ancient order of Jiu Jitsu fighters faces a vicious race of alien invaders in an epic battle for the survival of Earth. Nicolas Cage joins a cast that includes Alain Moussi, Frank Grillo, Rick Yune, Marie Avgeropoulos, Juju Chan, and Tony Jaa. Co-written and directed by Kickboxer: Retaliation’s Dimitri Logothetis, Jiu Jitsu debuts in Theaters, On Demand and Digital on November 20, 2020.

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Jiu Jitsu is set to land in US theatres, on-demand, and digital on November 20, 2020, however there’s no word of a UK release just yet.

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Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Journalist who started her career by producing The Royal Rosemurgey newspaper in 2004, which kept her family up to date with the goings on of her sleepy north east village. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining Tyla (formerly Pretty 52) in 2017, and progressing onto UNILAD in 2019.

Topics: Film and TV, Aliens, Now, sci-fi

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    ‘Jiu Jitsu’ Trailer: Nicolas Cage Trains a War Hero to Fight an Alien in the Battle for Earth