Since it was hard to even come up with over 150 words for this news story, it will be hard to imagine how the creators of Reno 911! will even be able to make a feature-length movie about Nicolas's Cage's stolen comic book.
Nicolas Cage had the famed issue of Action Comics #1 stolen from him over ten years ago. Now that it has been returned (and sold for $2.1 mill), a movie is being made by Reno 911! Creators, Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, to creatively chronicle the events. They will be producing the picture with Peter Principato and Paul Young. Lennon and Garant have prior experience in the movie bizz, having Night at the Museum starring Ben Stiller and Balls of Fury with Christopher Walken.
The movie will star a group of nerds attempting to steal Cage's copy of Action Comics #1, which featured the first appearance of Superman. The character modeled after Cage is unlikely to be portrayed by his real-life counter-part. Nevertheless, I look forward to this unlikely movie spawned from recent comic book history. But it does sound very similar to the comic book movie Super Villains, which was a comedy about a group of comic book lovers who plotted to steal a deceased man's gold mine of a comic book collection from his widow.
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