Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Yet Another Strange Maine Movie


They're remaking the '70s cult classic The Wicker Man with a new setting: a "remote island off the coast of Maine."

IMDb says the movie, now in post-production, stars Nicolas Cage, Leelee Sobieski, and Ellen Burstyn as head of the island's cult. Movies Online! has photographs from the set in Vancouver. Apparently shooting in Vancouver was cheaper than renting a remote island off the coast of Maine.

3 comments:

Michelle said...

I really wish they'd come here... it's so surreal watching movies that take place in "Maine" but look and feel all wrong. Why not just put it in Vancouver, if they're going to film there? Gah...

Chris said...

I guess there's nothing scary about Vancouver.

As for me, I love to hear the fake Maine accents actors use. My all-time favorite: Fred Gwynne's in Pet Sematary.

Michelle said...

Ha ha! Except their serial killers.

Yeah, the Fred Gwynne is a perennial favorite in our household. Every time the words "Maine accent" pop up, his name seems to follow, then lots of hoots of laughter.