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* MyGodYouAreSerious: Creator/ChristopherLee, who played Lord Summerisle in the original, got this reaction when he mentioned the (at-that-point-not-yet-made) remake at a press conference.
--> '''Christopher Lee:''' I was very happy to be in it; it was a remarkable film. A cult film, with followings all over the world. They're talking about re-making it in America with Nicolas Cage. ''(the audience chuckles)'' No, that's what Creator/{{Universal}} says.[[labelnote:Correction]]Actually, it was Creator/WarnerBros[[/labelnote]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M39giPEjE6Y They're going to re-make the movie.]]


* InNameOnly: Robin Hardy's attitude toward the remake.
* MyGodYouAreSerious: Creator/ChristopherLee, who played Lord Summerisle in the original, got this reaction when he mentioned the (at-that-point-not-yet-made) remake at a press conference.
--> '''Christopher Lee:''' I was very happy to be in it; it was a remarkable film. A cult film, with followings all over the world. They're talking about re-making it in America with Nicolas Cage. ''(the audience chuckles)'' No, that's what Creator/{{Universal}} says.[[labelnote:Correction]]Actually, it was Creator/WarnerBros[[/labelnote]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M39giPEjE6Y They're going to re-make the movie.]]

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** Creator/WinonaRyder turned down a role in this film.
** Creator/LiamNeeson and Creator/RobertCarlyle were both considered for the lead role.


* NotScreenedForCritics: The film's unintentional humor might have had something to do with this.

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* NotScreenedForCritics: The film's [[{{Narm}} unintentional humor humor]] might have had something to do with this.this. Unsurprisingly, it was panned for that reason.
-->'''Website/RottenTomatoes critics' consensus:''' Puzzlingly misguided, Neil [=LaBute=]'s update ''The Wicker Man'' struggles against unintentional comedy and fails.


* BoxOfficeBomb: Thanks to writer/director Neil [=LaBute=] creating a World Of Narm rather than an actual horror movie, critics laughed in his face when they got a chance to see the film, and film failed to even make back its budget. Said budget, $40 million. Box office, $38,755,073.
* CreatorBacklash: Creator/NicolasCage "'I might have known that that movie was meant to be absurd."

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* BoxOfficeBomb: Thanks to writer/director Neil [=LaBute=] creating a World Of Narm {{Narm}} rather than an actual horror movie, critics laughed in his face when they got a chance to see the film, and film failed to even make back its budget. Said budget, $40 million. Box office, $38,755,073.
* CreatorBacklash: Creator/NicolasCage Creator/NicolasCage: "'I might have known that that movie was meant to be absurd."

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* InNameOnly: Robin Hardy's attitude toward the remake.
* MyGodYouAreSerious: Creator/ChristopherLee, who played Lord Summerisle in the original, got this reaction when he mentioned the (at-that-point-not-yet-made) remake at a press conference.
--> '''Christopher Lee:''' I was very happy to be in it; it was a remarkable film. A cult film, with followings all over the world. They're talking about re-making it in America with Nicolas Cage. ''(the audience chuckles)'' No, that's what Creator/{{Universal}} says.[[labelnote:Correction]]Actually, it was Creator/WarnerBros[[/labelnote]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M39giPEjE6Y They're going to re-make the movie.]]

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* BoxOfficeBomb: Thanks to writer/director Neil [=LaBute=] creating a World Of Narm rather than an actual horror movie, critics laughed in his face when they got a chance to see the film, and film failed to even make back its budget. Said budget, $40 million. Box office, $38,755,073.
* CreatorBacklash: Creator/NicolasCage "'I might have known that that movie was meant to be absurd."
* InMemoriam: One of the ''weirdest'' examples ever. Creator/NicolasCage dedicated the film to ''Johnny Ramone''. That's right, the '''guitarist of Music/TheRamones'''. [[note]]Johnny introduced Cage to the original movie.[[/note]]
* NotScreenedForCritics: The film's unintentional humor might have had something to do with this.
* StupidStatementDanceMix: C'mon, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X4d3D8SncM you knew there'd be one of these]].
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