He’s already teaming up with Werner Herzog for a remake of Abel Ferrera’s dark, druggy, schlong-baring Bad Lieutenant, but Nicolas Cage may also be joining forces with director John Carpenter to explore life behind bars. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pair are in final negotiations to team up for a prison thriller titled Scared Straight, produced by Avi Lerner and others. The movie centers around a delinquent teenager who’s sent to prison for a short period of time as part of the same-named crime-prevention program, which angles to deter wrong-track kids from a life of crime. While the teen is there, a riot breaks out and prisoners take him hostage. A lifer, to be played by Cage, is forced to help the young man out. Let’s hope the title reaches and applies to this guy, too.