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Breakfast Thursday, 18 July, 2002, 04:47 GMT 05:47 UK
Return of the Wicker Man
Christopher Lee in The Wicker Man
Will the remake of The Wicker Man achieve cult status?
Fans of the cult 1970's film The Wicker Man will be gathering in south west Scotland for a festival next weekend.

Released in 1973, The Wicker Man starred Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward and Britt Ekland and tells the story of a Scottish policeman who stumbles on a bizarre pagan ritual while searching for a missing girl.


It's absolutely unique and could only have been made in Britain

Mark Gatiss, The League of Gentlemen

Fans of the Wicker Man will be able to see the film at the 2 day festival in Kirkcudbrightshire.

One of the stars of the BBC comedy the League of Gentlemen, Mark Gatiss is a big fan of the film.

Mark Gatiss in The League of Gentlemen
The League of Gentlemen was inspired by the Wicker Man

He says it influenced some of the scenes in his series, and is absolutely unique and could only have been made in Britain.

Mark Gatiss will be telling viewers of Breakfastwhy The Wicker Man is such a classic horror film later this morning.

It's thought that 5000 people will attend the festival and the film is due to be remade next year, and there may also be a sequel.

Mark Gatiss will be live on Breakfast on BBC One and BBC News 24 at around 8.45am

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