Nicolas Cage has signed on to star in a remake of cult 1973 thriller THE WICKER MAN.

The new film, rewritten and directed by NEIL LaBUTE, will transfer the original story from the Scottish Highlands to a remote island off the coast of Maine.

In the original film, Edward Woodward played a detective investigating the disappearance of a young girl. His findings bring him into contact with a group of neo-pagans and he starts to believe the missing girl has become a human sacrifice to the wicker god.

04/03/2005 19:51