We're still not sure about this one. Some classics should not be remade, and on initial hearing of the Nicolas Cage-starring remake of the 'best UK horror film ever made' we were a little dubious to say the least.
Still, let's give it a chance - with Neil LaBute in the director's chair, The Wicker Man could still turn out to be ok, especially considering LaBute is updating the film to fit into it's US New England setting.
With Cage seemingly perfectly cast as a sheriff who stumbles upon a remote island in search of his daughter, we can now also finally see the Wicker Man itself.
The Wicker Man also stars EMB-fave Ellen Burstyn, Leelee Sobieski and George Murphy and is set to be released some time in 2006.
Amongst other changes made to Robert Hardy's 1973 original, this time the community has shifted from a patriarchal to a matriarchal society and Cage's character has changed from a repressed Christian to a man haunted by his past.
27th Jul 04 Bruce Campbell is perfect as The King. His look, the accent – its all there. You can tell he’s loving it. He’s got some of the best lines I’ve ever heard in a movie. A vital part of this film experience...
25th Oct 04 Fires blaze uncontrollably as smoke billows from damaged buildings while sirens wail indiscriminately over the screams of the living as they run for their lives, pursued at break-neck pace by the recently deceased.