Nicolas Cage Has An Idea for The Wicker Man 2


Neil LaBute’s 2006 take on The Wicker Man has evolved from “wow, that’s a terrible remake” to, well, a number of things…

A gem to purveyors of bad cinema.  A clip reel of star Nicolas Cage’s acting spiraling out of control.  A great source for those who like to create animated GIF files of Cage being attacked by bees…or dressing like a bear and punching someone out.  Oh, then there’s Cage kicking Leelee Sobieski across a room.  Yeah, that’s a good one.

While a sequel to the redo is highly unlikely, Cage believes there’s some material to explore in a follow-up.

The actor participated in a live webchat at Empire to promote Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance.  That’s where he dropped this lil’ nugget:

“I would like to hook up with one of the great Japanese filmmakers, like the master that made Ringu, and take The Wicker Man to Japan,” Cage grinned, “except this time he’s a ghost.”

Hideo Nakata and Nicolas Cage working together?  Certainly a possibility.  The Wicker Man in Japan?  Not so much.