The Wicker Man

IT seems rather short-sighted to produce another version of a movie which in its originally guise has gained a cult reputation. There are, obviously, comparisons with the 1973 version, but it is difficult to re-create the drama of the original. The story

IT seems rather short-sighted to produce another version of a movie which in its originally guise has gained a cult reputation.

There are, obviously, comparisons with the 1973 version, but it is difficult to re-create the drama of the original.

The story now is set in Summersisle, a remote island on the Washington coast with Nicolas Cage playing the Edward Woodward role of a detective in search of a missing girl.

As expected, nothing on the island is as it seems and, inevitably, the truth about ancient beliefs and behaviour begin to emerge.