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Nicolas Cage's scalp tattoo plans

Published 07/04/2010 | 15:37

Nicolas Cage says he wants to tattoo his scalp for Drive Angry
Nicolas Cage says he wants to tattoo his scalp for Drive Angry

Nicolas Cage has revealed he wanted to shave his head and tattoo his scalp for his new 3-D action film Drive Angry.

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The Kick-Ass star debuted new long bleach blonde locks this week, and revealed it was for his role as a a vengeance-seeking dad hunting down the men who killed his daughter in the movie he is currently shooting.

Nicolas told MTV: "Originally I was going to shave my head and tattoo my scalp. But the producer didn't want me to do that."

He went on: "So then I decided that I was gonna embrace the Celtic roots on the other side of my family. So I dyed the hair lighter because I think that's what the character should look like."

The movie, directed by Patrick Lussier and due out in 2011, is currently shooting around Shreveport, Louisiana.

Nicolas revealed: "What's really cool is that the 3-D is from scratch -- all the cameras are 3-D. It's not going to be tacked onto the movie afterwards.

"Patrick, the director, is very excited about it. It's the first one [like this]; it's like if you got to see an old '70s action movie, but in 3-D. We're doing something semi-historical, because it's the first 3-D movie shot [in the] style of a '70s action film. You could see Charles Bronson or Eastwood [starring in a film like this] in those days."

He added: "Drive Angry is also another foray into the supernatural. There's a supernatural element to it as well, which is keeping with what my interests are right now.

"When I play supernatural characters in Ghost Rider or City Of Angels, the possibilities are limitless. The possibilities are endless, you can do so much with that."

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