The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94137   Message #1819345
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
26-Aug-06 - 09:03 AM
Thread Name: Wicker Man remake
Subject: RE: Wicker Man remake
I have a feeling it won't be as funny set in the USA. Partly because the story wouldn't actually sound all that daft and unlikely. Is that unfair my thinking that? I'm thinking Waco and Jim Jones and Survivalists and so forth... I suspect they'll play the whole thing much more as straight horror. I do seem to detect a tendency on the part of saome Americans not to recognise that the original is tongue in chweek black comdey.

I've always wished they'd put the original down in an island off Cornwall, like the appropriately named Scilly Isles, or Lundy where the puffins live. I can maybe suspend my disbelief when it come to homicidal locals and fertility rites but when it comes to the inhabitants of the Western Isles adopting English folk ways, that's a bit too far fetched.