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‘Mandy’ Producer Elijah Wood: Nicolas Cage Back In Oscar-Level Form With Revenge Film’s Surprise Success

‘Mandy’ Producer Elijah Wood: Nicolas Cage Back In Oscar-Level Form With Revenge Film’s Surprise Success

On screen, the revenge film Mandy is a ferocious fever-dream, but off screen it has been a game-changing success story for SpectreVision, the production company founded by Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller. The film has won over critics and a growing fan following since its January premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and Wood now tells Deadline his company is sizing up an Oscar campaign for star Nicolas Cage.

“This is absolutely the most successful film and best-reviewed film we’ve made since we started this company eight years ago to focus on genre and horror films and to push the boundaries of what one considers those things to be,” said Wood, best known as the actor who portrayed the intrepid hobbit Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings films.

The film, directed by Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow), is a surreal, blood-soaked tale set

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