8 Movie Remakes That Pissed Off The Original Creators

7. The Wicker Man

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The 2006 remake of The Wicker Man was one of the worst movies of that year, and it's really only remembered today because of how unintentionally hilarious Nicolas Cage's over-the-top acting is. "NOT THE BEEEEEEEEEES". Classic.

On the other hand, the 1973 original is better in every conceivable way. This was a case where the original movie is so good that the remake didn't really stand a chance, and sure enough, it flopped, was hated by all, and is now basically a meme.

But the negative reaction towards the movie didn't just come after it had released. In fact, a full year before it hit cinemas, filmmaker Robin Hardy - who directed the original - started firing shots at the team behind the remake, accusing them of being clueless.

In addition, the thought of the remake annoyed him so much that he even asked his lawyers for help in removing his name from the marketing materials, which had him listed as the screenwriter of the original.

Hardy then went on to direct The Wicker Tree in 2011, a spiritual sequel to his 1973 version of The Wicker Man. It was poorly received by critics, but Hardy, continuing the trash-talk, said that it was "a thousand times better" than the remake.


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