While recovering from a tragic accident on the road, the patrolman Edward Malus receives a letter from his former fiancée Willow, who left him years ago without any explanation, telling that her daughter Rowan is missing. Edward travels to the private island of Summerisle, where Willow lives in an odd community that plant fruits, and she reveals that Rowan is actually their daughter. Along his investigation with the hostile and unhelpful dwellers, Edward discloses that the locals are pagans, practicing old rituals to improve their harvest, and Rowan is probably alive and being prepared to be sacrificed. When he locates the girl, he finds also the dark truth about the wicker man. –IMDb
Neil LaBute is a writer, director, and playwright. His first film, In the Company of Men, debuted at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival and won the dramatic Filmmakers Trophy. Nurse Betty (2000) screened at Cannes. LaBute has written plays that have been performed on stages around the world, including Bash: Latter Day Plays (2000), The Mercy Seat (2002), The Shape of Things (2003), and reasons to be pretty (2009), which was nominated for three Tony Awards. He is also the author of the short story collection Seconds of Pleasure. –Sundance
I like Nicholas Cage; he can be brilliant (Raising Arizona, Leaving Las Vegas). He makes movies like this one because - he's got bills to pay? So he camps it up and I know I'm in for some laughs. It's a silly film, re-made for no good reason that I can think of; the original was creepy with a great ending.
Heads up, that famous "Not the bees!" ending (what you seen in the screen shot) is NOT actually shown in the film! It's just the entire scenes dialogue over shitty dissolves! And then it cuts to JAMES FRANCO. I'm dying here guys, I'm fucking dying. Also, Nic Cage has amazing comic timing in this. A lot of this film definitely doesn't work and is far too dry and bland, but some of it looks like it is intentionally comedic.