Let's say there was a movie deal in the works, and the movie in question was a B-grade thriller about modern-day teens confronting the urban legend of a scary hotel where, in 1953, 32 people vanished without a trace. And let's say there was an adult role in that film, that of the investigating detective—in all likelihood, would Nicolas Cage play that detective in this upcoming movie, Hotel 33? Well, would he?

Even though the hypothetical answer is "Of course—Nic Cage would play the shit out of that detective," the reality is uncertain. See, Cage was slated to appear Hotel 33, but reports now indicate that the deal between Cage and the production companies has not be solidified.

A probably terrible thrilled about an urban legend might get made without The Cage.

We're upset, too.

[via Variety]