It looks like Nicolas Cage is still following his stylist’s advice and washing his hair every other day (see also: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) for his upcoming medieval flick Season of the Witch. (And now I have Donovan’s “Season of the Witch” stuck in my head. You’re welcome.) Peter Goddard and Dominic Sena’s belabored project — an early trailer hit the web about a year ago — will get a Jan. 7 release date, which could either mean it’s a must-see for the new year, or something that might aggravate your lingering hangover even more. Cage plays a soldier who returns home to the Black Plague and is thus enlisted to transport a witch (Claire Foy) accused of spreading the sickness to a group of monks who allegedly will rid her of her evil, with help from his trusty partner (Ron Perlman). Come for the blank Cage stares, stay for the creepy masks (which fall somewhere between V for Vendetta and Eyes Wide Shut).
Let’s hear it, PopWatchers: Is there a correlation between Cage’s hair length and/or cleanliness and the quality of his movies? Should he stick to period pieces, or is it time to return to something more modern?