It’s been over 13 years ago since Nicholas Cage uttered that immortal line “Put the bunny in the box!” in nutty, yet incredibly entertaining action epic Con Air.

/Film is running a story that the actor is teaming up again with Simon West (the director of that 1997 feature) for Medallion, which is the tale of a retired master thief who is on the hunt for his missing daughter, who has been abducted and locked in the trunk of a New York Medallion Taxi Cab.

Another action director, McG, is on board as one of the producers and the script is by newcomer David Guggenheim, (whose screenplay, Safe House, has been set up at Universal with leads Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington attached).

West (who has the Jason Statham vehicle The Mechanic due out early next year) must be hoping that lightning will strike twice with this second collaboration with Cage. I think it’s almost certain that they won’t be able to match that level of gleefully ridiculous tone again, however.