The highly anticipated second part of one of Nicolas Cage’s most exciting films will be shot in Morocco and Budapest. The 2005 Lord of War was about the life of Yuri Orlov, a gunrunner, but the sequel focuses on Orlov’s son, Anton, who tries to move on from his father, reportsMagyar Nemzet.
In the spectacular, brutally funny, action-packed film, Yuri Orlov’s son is played by Bill Skarsgård, probably best known for the horror film It and its sequel, and the fourth installment in the John Wick series. The protagonist of the first part of Lord of War is based on a former Russian KGB major-arms dealer, Viktor Bout, who has been in the media under the name “Merchant of Death.” He was last in the spotlight again in December 2022, when he was “traded” for American basketball player Brittney Griner in a deal (Brittney Griner had been incarcerated by Russian authorities for illegally bringing cannabis oil into the country).
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In what promises to be an action-packed second Lord of War, Yuri, played by Nicolas Cage, is unaware at the beginning of the story that he has a son, but the two of them will carry the film forward through their constant games of outbidding each other.
Of course, there is also a woman in the story, who makes the plot even more colorful and chaotic. Andrew Niccol, who directed the first part of the sequel and wrote the screenplay, will continue his work this time, while Philippe Rousselet and Fabrice Gianfermi will produce.
The director, Andrew Niccol. His directorial credits include among others, Gattaca (1997), Simone (2002), and The Host (2013). He wrote and co-produced The Truman Show, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and won him the BAFTA Award in the same category. Photo via Wikipedia
56-year-old Nicolas Cage has been in Hungary before, when he portrayed himself in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Cage also has a Hungarian stand-in in the person of actor András Korcsmáros.