Sequel News: Nicolas Cage Wants to Play a Ghost in WICKER MAN Sequel; Julie Delpy Talks Possible BEFORE SUNSET Follow-Up

     January 27, 2012

We’ve got a couple of tidbits regarding sequel news to share today: one sensible and one slightly insane. We’ll start with the sensible sequel. Actress Julie Delpy recently told a Sundance audience (per Deadline) that she’s done with acting and wishes to focus on writing and directing. However, she’s still keeping her options open for a third film in the Before Sunrise/Before Sunset series with Ethan Hawke and director Richard Linklater. She told EW (via The Playlist):

“We’re thinking about [a third film], but the second one we only did because we had a good setup, and ideas. I don’t think we would do it if we find the right thing to say. If the third one’s not good, it’s not good for the two before. We’re careful. We’re thinking about it, but it’s not official.”

The first two films each take place during one day and center on the romantic relationship between Delpy and Hawke. Hit the jump for news regarding a sequel to The Wicker Man remake in which Nicolas Cage would play a ghost. Seriously.

nicolas-cage-the-wicker-man-imageAdditionally, Nicolas Cage recently revealed (to the shock of no one) that he’d like to see a follow-up to his much-derided remake of The Wicker Man. This time, though, his take would be a bit different, as he told Empire (via FilmDrunk):

“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.”

The idea sounds absolutely terrible and I would buy a ticket in a heartbeat. Cage is an Academy Award-winning actor, yet he continues to make the strangest career choices. While most of his recent ouput is fairly terrible, his movies are almost always entertaining (and not for the right reasons). As much as I relish the thought of another insane movie starring Cage, there’s a part of me that yearns for another performance akin to Adaptation. or Leaving Las Vegas. Nevertheless, it’s hard not to enjoy things like this:

the-wicker-man-poster

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