Back in 2000, Nicolas Cage owned a rare Action Comics #1, one of the most famous comic books in the world because it contained the first appearance of Superman. The comic was stolen from him and vanished without a trace until 2011, when it was found in a storage locker and sold at auction for $2.1 million at an auction last November. Now Night at the Museum writers Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon have written a script based on the incident, and Lionsgate has picked up the idea. More after the jump.
The aptly-named Heat Vision has the story, but they’re unsure whether Cage will play himself or if another actor will portray him in this screen adaptation of real life events. Apparently Jason Statham’s name came up for an undisclosed role, but other sources claim he’s not involved. Mysterious. This sounds pretty awesome, and as Heat Vision notes, remarkably similar to Kyle Newman’s Star Wars movie Fanboys, in which a group of friends attempt to break into Skywalker Ranch to see an early copy of Episode I. Hopefully Cage will end up starring as himself, because as his recent appearance on “Saturday Night Live” indicates, he’s fairly self-aware these days.