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Nicolas Cage plans TV takeover, aiming to leave cinema and make only 3 or 4 more films

  • Nicolas Cage plans to make only three or four more movies before moving into television
  • The actor feels he has said all he can in the cinema and has been inspired by the hit show Breaking Bad
  • Cage wants to explore modern television and immersion streaming

Acclaimed actor Nicolas Cage recently expressed his intention to transition from the film industry to television, with the popular AMC series Breaking Bad serving as his source of inspiration. If all goes according to plan, Cage hopes to make only a few more movies before fully focusing on TV projects.

Discussing his future career path with Uproxx, Cage stated, “I like to keep mixing it up. I don’t want to get stuck in any genre or any performance style. I want to do it all. And I feel that I’ve, at this point – after 45 years of doing this; that in over 100 movies – I feel I’ve pretty much said what I’ve had to say with cinema. And I’d like to leave on a high note and say, “Adios.” I think I have to do maybe three or four more movies before I can get there, and then hopefully switch formats and go into some other way of expressing my acting.”

Although Cage has predominantly focused on film throughout his career, the exceptional storytelling and character development in contemporary TV shows like Breaking Bad have convinced him to give television a try. Now having starred in over 100 movies since beginning his career in 1982, Cage plans to become more selective with his roles, moving forward with the intent to eventually shift gears to TV.

Detailing his aspirations for the future, Cage noted, “I am very interested in immersion streaming with episodic television. I have seen things that can be done now with characters and the time they’re given to express themselves. I saw Bryan Cranston stare at a suitcase for an hour on one episode of Breaking Bad. We don’t have time to do that in a feature film, so maybe television is the next best step for me. We’ll see.”

While he would have liked for his most recent film, Dream Scenario, to be his last, Cage recognizes that he still has other film contracts to fulfill. However, he looks forward to the day when he can confidently say, “Adios,” to cinema and embrace the possibilities offered by television.