Nicolas Cage Wants to Do a Sequel to 'The Wicker Man' Set in Japan

January 27, 2012
Source: Empire

Wicker Man

With the pseudo sequel to 1973's The Wicker Man the aptly titled The Wicker Tree, now in theaters, Nicolas Cage (who will be seen next month in the absolutely over-the-top comic book sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance from Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine) dropped a gem of an idea he's got. Cage was recently asked about revisiting characters and surprisingly answered that he would like to make a sequel to the 2006 remake. Cage starred alongside Ellen Burstyn, Leelee Sobieski, a bear suit, and James Franco for three minutes, but for the sequel he wants Hideo Nakata (Ringu) to direct. Oh and Cage would be a ghost.

Cage (or The Hair Enigma as I like to call him) dropped by the Empire offices recently, where he participated in a web chat (which you should definitely read in its entirety) with fans who asked him various questions ranging from "What's your favorite line of dialogue you've ever delivered?" ("Vive la fucking France, man!") and "What's your favorite sandwich?" ("The roast lamb sandwich with white bread and a bit of mayonnaise and arugula, thinly sliced."). And then he was asked if there were any of his previous characters he'd like to revisit one day. And out of all of them he chose Edward Malus. Cage said:

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

You can't make this stuff up. And I hope to the Wicker Gods those batshit women worshipped that he's serious, because I for one would love to see the ghost of Nicolas Cage going all Casper: Good Ghost/Bad Lieutenant for The Wicker Man in Japan. If you're not convinced it's a fantastic idea, then all you need to do is watch this. How does a ghostly Nicolas Cage sound? At least he wouldn't have to worry about his hair.

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Xerxexx on Jan 27, 2012


He's lost his mind.

reeft on Jan 27, 2012


did he comment while preparing for Leaving Las Vegas 2? cuz no way this was a serious sober suggestion

bcopes11 on Jan 27, 2012



Lebowski on Jan 27, 2012


go for it!!!! Hey if you don't like the idea then don't go see the movie you guys! I for one would like to see that and if yall don't then well just don't see it its that simple

Outdoorfishing123 on Jan 27, 2012


I'm still a Cage fan but Wicker Man was awful.

Xerxexx on Jan 28, 2012


Mr. Wallace asked us if we'd like to see a ghostly Cage, and people are simply replying.....why are you taking it so personal?  Are you his mom? Wicker Man was so god-awful to sit through, by the end I was happy they broke his legs and set him on fire........his hair didn't go down without a fight, though. ;p

LSP on Jan 28, 2012


Fuck, yes. 

Orcasisla on Jan 27, 2012


yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes NOT THE BSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

MovieKing on Jan 27, 2012


All I can say is WHY?

Bazzosis on Jan 28, 2012


Reminds me of that College Humor bit on him.

Jeff Metzger on Jan 28, 2012



LW on Jan 28, 2012


Omg, yes! Please make this happen. The Wicker Man was the greatest unintentionally hilarious "horror" movie ever. I'd absolutely watch a sequel to it. It would would provide us with another 10 years of "best of" videos of Nic Cage overacting and conveying intense emotions. Who do I send my money to?

Anonymous on Jan 28, 2012


Just thought of a title they could call it since the Nicolas Cage character died at the end... Wicker Man 2 Ghost Rider.

Bazzmosis on Jan 29, 2012


Valley Girl 2. Him and Debbie Foreman re-unite, assuming the parents/ updated roles played by Fred Forrest and Coleen Camp. frikin' Wicky Man 2 anyday.

Darren J Seeley on Jan 29, 2012


can he be a ghost dressed in a bear suit and punch out a girl again in the sequel??

Monal Valia on Jan 30, 2012


Wicker Man may be a terrible film but no one can deny how hilarious it is. I'd love to see a sequel, it's been a while since a great comedy came out.

Beans on May 28, 2012

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