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