il-prescelto-locandinaPoliceman Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage) receives news from his ex-fiancée, Willow Woodward (Kate Beahan), that their daughter, Rowan (Erika Shaye Gair), is missing. He gets a pilot (Matthew Walker) to take him to an island off the coast of Washington where a group of neo-pagans live.

The island is led by Sister Summersisle (Ellen Burstyn), an elderly woman who is treated like a goddess. Sister Summersile explains to Malus that her ancestors had left England to avoid persecution, only to settle near Salem and find renewed persecution, before arriving on this island. Sister Summersile explains that their population is predominately female as they choose the strongest stock – evading Malus’s concern about the birth of unwanted males. The economy of the island relies on the production of local honey, which Malus learns has declined recently…