Redbus Film Distribution is to co-produce Neil La Bute's remakeof The Wicker Man as part of athree-film deal with Nu-Image.

The distributor has acquired UK rights to the film as wellas two other titles, Bruce Beresford's The Contract and Tobe Hooper's Zombies.

The Wicker Man, directed by Robin Hardy in 1973,has a big cult following in the UK.

The remake will star Nicholas Cage with shooting set tobegin later this month.