Ever since the film was announced last year with Cage starring and Borat director Larry Charles at the helm, it was clear this wouldn't be taking Faulkner's story too seriously. And now that we're seeing the trailer we know for sure that it isn't. But then again, Faulkner's story is pretty weird. Based on the GQ article, the film is based on Faulkner, a regular guy who sees a vision from God, apparently played by Russell Brand, and makes it his mission to capture bin Laden.
There's tremendous potential here for everybody involved. Charles' biting political cynicism is what made Borat so successful and The Dictator so funny. Applied to this story and filtered through the maniacal Cage, who looks totally unhinged here, it could be genius.
Army of One opens November 4th so we won't have to wait long.