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Trivia / The Wicker Man (2006)

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  • Box Office Bomb: 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.
  • Creator Backlash: Nicolas Cage: "'I might have known that that movie was meant to be absurd."
  • In Memoriam: One of the weirdest examples ever. Nicolas Cage dedicated the film to Johnny Ramone. That's right, the guitarist of The Ramones. note 
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  • My God, You Are Serious: Christopher Lee, 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 Universal says.Correction They're going to re-make the movie.
  • Not Screened for Critics: The film's unintentional humor might have had something to do with this. Unsurprisingly, it was panned for that reason.
    Rotten Tomatoes critics' consensus: Puzzlingly misguided, Neil LaBute's update The Wicker Man struggles against unintentional comedy and fails.
  • Stupid Statement Dance Mix: C'mon, you knew there'd be one of these.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Winona Ryder turned down a role in this film.
    • Liam Neeson and Robert Carlyle were both considered for the lead role.


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