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Britt Ekland Brands Wicker Man Co-stars Boring


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Actress Britt Ekland hated shooting cult horror movie The Wicker Man and has branded her co-stars Edward Woodward and Sir Christopher Lee "dour".

The Swedish star played a sexy temptress in the creepy 1973 movie, which stars Woodward as a God-fearing Christian searching for a missing girl on a Pagan island off the coast of Scotland.

Ekland insists she had no fun on the shoot, and now she has branded her two leading men boring and revealed she did not get on with the movie's director Robin Hardy.

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Cage Wants To Visit The Wicker Man Flop


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Nicolas Cage is keen to make a sequel to his 2006 movie flop The Wicker Man.

The actor received nothing but criticism for his role in the remake, which barely broke even, but that hasn't stopped him from considering playing Edward Malus again.

He tells Empire magazine, "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 (Malus) a ghost."

Collins Offers Up Secrets From Scrapped Wicker Man Sequel


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The scrapped sequel to classic 1970s movie The Wicker Man was to star Joan Collins and Christopher Lee as evil cult leaders.


Collins reveals the production, which was due to start shooting in the Scottish Highlands this month (Apr08), was to be directed by Robin Hardy, the man behind the original.


And she still hopes the film can go ahead. She tells Black Book magazine, "It's about two young people from America who are gospel singers. They go to a remote village in the Highlands to convert people to Christianity.


"They come in contact with an evil cult led by two people. One of them is Christopher Lee, and the other one is me."

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Woodward Snubs Cage's Wicker Man Remake


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Veteran actor Edward Woodward has vowed never to watch the 2006 remake of his thriller The Wicker Man - because it could never live up to the legacy of the original.


The 77-year-old star was baffled by the decision to modernise his 1973 horror, and insists he has no desire to watch Nicolas Cage take on his role as a policeman investigating strange occurances on a remote island.


He says, "I didn't watch it. I didn't feel like it. If it was a run-of-the-mill movie then fine. But The Wicker Man was very special and has claimed a cult following."

Woodward Denies Wicker Man Musical


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Actor Edward Woodward has laughed off reports his 1970s cult movie The Wicker Man is set to be turned into a musical.


The veteran star, who admits he has not watched the Nicolas Cage-starring 2006 remake of the film, believes the 1973 classic should not be remade in any form - not least an all-singing-all-dancing stage version.


When asked about a rumoured musical version of the thriller, he mocked: "Wicker Man, The Musical? You've got to be joking. I've heard everything now."

Wicker Man Sequel Scrapped


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Plans to produce a sequel to 1970s cult movie The Wicker Man have been scrapped due to "financing problems".
A remake of the original movie - with Nicolas Cage in the leading role - was released in 2006, but producers had hoped to shoot a follow-up to the previous Edward Woodward thriller.
The horror picture was slated to begin later this month (Apr08) in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - the same remote landscape used in the original eerie 1973 thriller - but the shoot has now been cancelled indefinitely due to a lack of funds.
The news has devastated local councillors, who had hoped to profit from the publicity surrounding the movie.
Dumfries and Galloway councillor Gill Dykes says, "We will maintain contact with this interesting project and I can only hope we'll be top of their location list if the financial problems get resolved."

Ekland Makes Bum Decision On Film


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Actress Britt Ekland is still ruing the day she asked for a body double for cult classic The Wicker Man - and landed a sex worker from Scotland to do the duty.
The 65-year-old was less than pleased with her buxom replacement on the 1973 movie, and now wishes she'd had the confidence to bare all herself.
She says, "I didn't want to show my bottom but I shot myself in the foot. They put in the ugliest, biggest bottom in the world. Mine was much smaller and much nicer.
"I recently found out it was a stripper from Glasgow."

Ekland Gave Director The Bum Rush Over Nudity Scene


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Swedish actress Britt Ekland drove director Robin Hardy crazy when she refused to bare her bottom in cult movie The Wicker Man.
The blonde beauty famously used a double for the saucy scene in the 1973 horror film - but Hardy has finally revealed the lengths he went to film the shot.
He recalls, "I told Britt that she looked perfectly alright, but what on earth can you say to a woman who thinks her ass looks like a ski slope. I tried telling her again, but it's hardly the director's role is it?
"The film was made in Scotland so we trawled Glasgow's strip clubs trying to find a woman who looked like her from behind.
"Eventually, we found someone but the manager made us promise to have her back by the evening as she was his best girl. I gave him my word, she came back with us and the scene was shot.
"I was horrified to realise five days later that she hadn't gone back to Glasgow and the crew had kept her as a companion."

Stone Leads Razzie Awards


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Sharon Stone's Basic Instinct sequel appears to be have been a risk not worth taking after notching up seven nominations at next month's (24FEB07) Razzie Awards, including Worst Picture and Worst Actress Of The Year.
Competing against the film in the Worst Picture category is BLOODRAYNE, LADY IN THE WATER, The Wicker Man, and the SHAWN and Marlon Wayans comedy little man, which also received seven nominations including Worst Director.
The Wayans brothers share a Worst Actor nod battling against Little Man co-star Rob Schneider, The Wicker Man's Nicholas Cage, Larry The Cable Guy for LARRY THE CABLE GUY: HEALTH INSPECTOR. And Tim Allen has three nominations in the same category - for THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE, The Shaggy Dog and ZOOM.
Meanwhile, sisters HILARY and Haylie Duff are both nominated for Worst Actress for their roles in MATERIAL GIRLS. They will fight it out with Stone, Jessica Simpson for EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, Lindsay Lohan for JUST MY LUCK and Kristanna Loken for BLOODRAYNE.
Stone - who has previously won the Razzie for Worst Actress for THE SPECIALIST and INTERSECTION - earns another mention for her "lopsided breasts" in the category for Worst Screen Couple.
The awards' founder, JOHN WILSON, says, "She's what we call a Razzie repeat offender. Perhaps even a recidivist."

Christopher Lee Questions Wicker Man Remake


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British horror movie icon Christopher Lee has poured scorn on a planned remake of cult film The Wicker Man because he thinks setting the film in America is a joke.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS star played creepy LORD SUMMERISLE opposite Edward Woodward in the 1973 original, which was set on a Scottish island, and he thinks producers are making a big mistake bringing the storyline to America for a remake starring Nicolas Cage.

He says, "It (new film) sounds more and more strange. I'm not condemning it, I just don't see how it could possibly work.

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