Upcoming Horror Movies has a couple (literally) of new shots from the set of the Wicker Man remake, which stars Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn and Leelee Sobieski. Not much to see here, beyond the big ... wicker ... man. Of course, the most interesting thing about this film is that it's being directed by Neil LaBute, the driving force behind Nurse Betty, In The Company of Men, and Your Friends and Neighbors. With a filmography chock full of protagonists notable solely for their overarchingly selfish emotional brutality, LaBute's got maybe the most strident overall vision of humanity of any filmmaker working today. How do you see this integrating with the Wicker story, which, if I remember correctly (it's been awhile since I've seen the original) has something to do with a series of hedonistic rituals extending towards human sacrifice? Is this the ultimate LaBute film, or is he the wrong guy for this job?

[via Coming Soon]
categories Cinematical