Unfortunately, it's true - they're going ahead with a remake of the classic British cult chiller The Wicker Man, and Nicholas Cage has been cast in the lead role.
Neil (In The Company of Men LaBute is taking the director's chair, so obviously the talent's all in place, but can they come close to even matching the power and unease of the Christopher Lee starring original...
Now aintitcoolnews.com have revealed an early teaser poster for the film, which, well let's face it, seems to bear no resemblance to Robin Hardy's 1973 movie, now instead coming off like a mixture between Sleepy Hollow and The Village.
LaBute adapted the screenplay of Wicker Man, in which a sheriff investigates the disappearance of a young girl on a remote island off the coast of Maine. His hopes of unravelling the girl's disappearance become increasingly uncertain when he discovers evidence of pagan rituals.
The film will begin production July 15 in Vancouver. Millennium (along with Equity Pictures and Emmett/Furla Films) acquired the remake rights from Canal Plus.
Robin Hardy's own Wicker Man sequel now seems to have been sidelined in favour of a complete "re-imagining" of his his original film called May Day.
4th Oct 04 With its fine blend of dark humour and shock horror, you will barely be able to avert your gaze from the screen; from the opening sequence on the desolate moors, to the thrilling finale in Piccadilly Circus.