Tuesday, December 13, 2005

remakes (classics)

From the Film Asylum

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.

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