of course nic cage is fu manchu

Maybe you've seen an ad or two for Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's sexy/horror/action double feature Grindhouse. It's their tribute to the bad bad superbad 1970s exploitation films that used to show in seedy movie houses of a bygone era. The double feature ("Death Proof" and "Planet Terror") will also include an intermission and trailers for fake coming attractions (directed by their filmmaker buddies). I bring all this up because one of the trailers, Rob Zombie's Werewolf Women of the S.S., features Nicolas Cage as a character named "Fu Manchu." Greaaaaat. Does this mean we can expect to see that crazy fool in yellowface? Because that's something I don't need to see. Actually, given the history of the Sax Rohmer's character—and it stereotypical yellow peril variations—throughout literature and cinema, having a white dude play Fu Manchu would probably be fitting. That said, I will be the first to stand up in the theater and yell out, "HEY! THAT GUY'S NOT ASIAN!"

UPDATE: Here's the full trailer of Werewolf Women of the S.S., with Nicolas Cage showing up at the end as Fu Manchu: Werewolf Women of the SS - Grindhouse trailer. It looks like they drew on his facial hair with a magic marker.

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