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Thread #94137   Message #1819265
Posted By: Dave'sWife
26-Aug-06 - 05:15 AM
Thread Name: Wicker Man remake
Subject: RE: Wicker Man remake
Cage plays the Edward Woodward part unfortunately. I hate to admit this but my husband works in the film industry and part of his job is to scout out world cinema and find prospects to be relocated to the US and "dumbed down." He also does a lot of reading of books set in other places with an eye towards buying the rights and relocating the story to the USA. Luckily, his company is less likely to gut and destroy their source material as most who practice the same kind of mining for material.

I don't know where this version of Wickerman is set but the USA had its own farily decent "Paganism amongst us" film in a mini-series of Thomas Tryon's novel Harvest Home. it was made in the late 1970s and is being considered for a remake. With that story it was the whole Isis/Demeter Fertility Cult and Year King plot which is not too dissimilar to Wicker King. No fake folk music though and no Fundamentalist Christians - just a sophistacated New Yorker & hius family relocated to New England where to his horror, he stumbles upon a long tradition of Dememter worship that can turn nasty if th4e crops fail. I recommned the book as a good summer read.