Well it may sound like a joke, but alas, it is not. Nicolas Cage is reportedly confirmed to have signed on for the role of infamous mobster Al Capone in Brian DePalma’s prequel to his 1987 classic The Untouchables. There are a lot of people who think DePalma should stay far away from this prequel for fear of tainting the original, and this is only going to make them even more apprehensive about the project. You should recall that Capone was portrayed by the talented Robert DeNiro in the first Untouchables movie; to even think that Nicolas Cage could measure up with his performance is a pretty foolhardy claim indeed. The thing that is most worrisome, however, is the fact that the prequel will focus almost entirely on Capone himself: the damn thing is tentatively called The Untouchables: Capone Rising. Cage and DePalma previously worked together on Snake Eyes, a visually creative flick that was not particularly well-liked by critics. All I can say is Cage desperately needs another solid performance to complement his current string of stinkers, and considering how terrible he is at playing the bad guy, this movie isn’t going to be doing him any favours.