The Wicker Man returns in a different guise

There’s a trailer available now for the remake of The Wicker Man. Yes, you read right. They’ve remade The Wicker Man. Did we really need a remake? I don’t think so, but others may disagree.

I have to say though, it doesn’t look a huge amount like the original, particularly since it stars Nicolas Cage and appears to be all about Satan-worshippers rather than pagans. So it’s more like a “re-imagining” in the parlance of Hollywood and not for the better. Oh well. I have little faith it’ll be any good, and what faith I have comes from the fact Neil LaBute is directing it. Let the forces of nature and a giant maypole prove me wrong.

Anyone reckon that Nick Cage is going to be burnt alive in a huge wicker effigy at the end, though? Thought not.

PS Nice references to Edward Woodward in the trailer. That, at least, was a nice touch.