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.
9th Nov 04 Overall, the film has an uneasy and very sinister feel about it. Hittites donít need to do anything to look scary, especially Isiah, which sees Borgnine in a role similar to the Beelzebub-worshipping...