Neil LaBute Talks about Wicker Man RemakeGoon
LaBute wanted to make his film a little bit different than the original. So he toyed with the idea for awhile and this is what he came up with. "It maintains the same sort of structure. The basic premise will be that of a patriarchal society changed to a matriarchal society and rather than being Christian pagan, or God versus other gods, we're going to have a sort of Dionysian vibe."
LaBute is currently tweaking the script and gathering up some supporting cast which is right now toplined by Nicolas Cage. Cage will play the role of Edward Woodward, a sheriff that investigates 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.