Ireland is the real star in new Nicolas Cage thriller

Nicolas Cage may be starring in a brand new thriller, however, if we are being truly honest we must admit that we’ll be tuning in for a completely different reason.

That being, the brand new film is set in our very own Ireland.

Yes, the post-apocalyptic thriller Arcadian is set for a release next week and we can’t wait to see our lovely little island on show.

Joining Nicolas Cage are young stars Jaeden Martell, Maxwell Jenkins and Sadie Soverall.

So what parts of Ireland can we expect to see?

Well, the movie was mostly mostly filmed around Ashford and Kilpedder, Co Wicklow and in the Garden County’s Ardmore Studios.

As far as the plot goes, the official synopsis reads: “In a near future, normal life on Earth has been decimated. Paul (Nicolas Cage) and his two sons, Thomas and Joseph, have been living a half-life – tranquility by day and torment by night.

“Every night, after the sun sets, they face the unrelenting attacks of a mysterious and violent evil.

“One day, when Thomas doesn’t return home before sundown, Paul must leave the safety of their fortified farm to find him. A nightmarish battle ensues that forces the family to execute a desperate plan to survive.”

Commenting on the experience of making Arcadian in Ireland, director Benjamin Brewer said: “This film was tough to pull off, no question about that.

“But as much as I felt like I didn’t deserve the unbelievably talented Irish crew who created the movie with me, everyone seemed both happy to be there and proud of what they were pulling off – myself included.”

Arcadian is set to hit Irish and UK cinemas from June 14th.

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