The wicker man – remake

Won’t someone please think of the Children!

Don’t the film industry giants have enough on their plate churning out mindless garbage? Are times that bad that they need to turn to the art of film butchery disguised as a ‘remake‘ to help fill their coffers?

Nicolas Cage takes on the role of the outsider (Sheriff) on Summerisle investigating the disappearance of a girl.
I’m struggling to see where the whole bee allergy has been dreamt up from and how the lack of sexual tense and torment that is used in the original can be left out without making the film worse.

In some kind of bizarre ode, they have given the missing child the surname Woodward and the main characters first name is Edward.

With the original director Robin Hardy going to court to have his name as screenplay writer (not even true) taken off references to the film and Christopher Lee’s numerous outbursts, one can only image how ultimately rubbish it’s going to be compared to the original. Computer effects and gore, over-used and over-rated.

A 3 Disc DVD set being released of the original 1973 Wicker Man film in September around the same time as the new movie. It will contain the directors cut and commentary from Mr Lee and Woodward, it will include a 50 minute documentary entitled Burnt Offering: The Cult Of The Wicker Man.

For those that want to see, below is a trailer for the remake set for release in September 2006: