Nicholas Cage to Star in the Wickerman Remake

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Movies Online has reported that according to Variety, Nicholas Cage's next film will be director Neil LaBute's The Wicker Man, a remake of the 1973 thriller. LaBute will direct the movie which he has also written the adaptation for.

The story follows a sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl on a remote island off the coast of Maine. His hopes of unraveling the girl's disappearance become increasingly uncertain when he discovers evidence of pagan rituals.

Typically categorized as a horror film, The original Wicker Man is actually a serious and literate thriller about modern paganism, written by Anthony Shaffer (Sleuth) with a deft combination of cool subjectivity and escalating dread. We're introduced to the friendly but mysterious residents of Summerisle located off the west coast of Scotland, where the isolated community enacts rituals that seem, at first, to be merely unconventional.

When called in to investigate an anonymous tip about a missing child, mainland police sergeant Howie is treated as an outsider, and the ominous Lord Summerisle has the inside advantage. As the repressed policeman is taunted by the island's sensuous atmosphere, his investigation leads to increasingly disturbing implications.

Source: Variety, Amazon.com

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