Variety reports that Warner Bros. will be releasing the company’s remake of The Wicker Man next year. Written and directed by Neil LaBute, the film stars Nicolas Cage as a sheriff who travels to a remote island in search of his missing daughter. There he discovers that the female residents are part of a cult who engage in strange sexual rituals.Nu Image/Millennium’s Boaz Davidson had this to say about the project:
“Because it was a remake, we spent a lot of time in developing the script. The original movie took place in another time and era, and we wanted to adapt it for a newer audience. So we went through a lot of stages—because it’s kind of a tricky script—working very closely with Neil. This was quite different from his other movies. He’s never done a remake before, and I don’t think that he’s really done a genre movie before, especially anything as scary as this.”
The film will co-stars Ellen Burstyn, Leelee Sobieski, Molly Parker and Frances Conroy.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
From the Film Asylum